When you’re wrong, you’re wrong, and in the case of the box office predictions this week, I was way off. Here’s what went down.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, which I didn’t think would make it anywhere near the top five, actually wound up the number one film at the box office this weekend, grossing an admirable $23 million. It’s certainly safe to say that horror fans, who hadn’t been served since October, ate up this direct sequel to the 70’s original. I doubt it will hold up next weekend, but hey, I’ve been wrong before.
Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!
As for the rest of the top five, Django Unchained claimed the second spot, bringing in $20 million and upping its North American total to $106 million. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey fell from first to third place with $17 million for a total of $263 million in a month. Les Miserables hit fourth spot with $16 million, bringing its total to $103 million, while Parental Guidance closed out the top five with $10 million for a total of $52 million.
Meanwhile, Matt Damon’s Promised Land could only muster up $4 million and a tenth place showing.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Django Unchained – $21 million
2) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $20 million
3) Les Miserables – $18 million
4) Parental Guidance – $12 million
5) Promised Land – $8.9 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D – $23 million
2) Django Unchained – $20 million
3) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $17 million
4) Les Miserables – $16 million
5) Parental Guidance – $10 million
Next weekend sees the release of Gangster Squad and a wide release for Zero Dark Thirty. Check back on Friday for our predictions!