Django Unchained and Les Miserables Open Strong – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

An interesting and exciting weekend at the box office, as new releases made strong impacts, but not strong enough to unseat the reigning champ from the top spot. Here’s what went down.

The HobbitThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey held onto the number position for the third straight weekend with $32 million. The film has now grossed a stellar $222 million in North America since its release and could make it to $300 million by the end of its run.

Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!
Debuting in second place is Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained with $30 million. Since its release on Christmas Day, the film has grossed a fantastic $64 million, fantastic because this is a hard-R rated picture that’s counter programmed against family flicks. Django Unchained is on its way to $100 million.

Les Miserables claimed the third spot with $28 million, nowhere near our prediction but still a decent enough number. The film is a certifiable hit, having grossed $67 million since its Christmas Day release.

Billy Crystal and Better Midler’s Parental Guidance hit fourth place with $14.8 million to bring its total since Christmas Day to $29 million. Considering neither lead have had a hit in some time, this is not a bad showing at all.

Rounding on the top five is Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, which brought in $14 million. The film has grossed $44 million so far, but it’s doubtful it will reach the magic $100 million mark.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Les Miserables – $45 million
2) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $29 million
3) Djnago Unchained – $22 million
4) Jack Reacher – $15 million
5) Parental Guidance – $14 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $32 million
2) Django Unchained – $30.6 million
3) Les Misérables – $28 million
4) Parental Guidance – $14.8 million
5) Jack Reacher – $14 million

Next weekend is a slow one, so expect to see The Hobbit hold steady again. Check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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