Box Office (01.27.13) - The Awards Circuit - By Clayton Davis

Box Office (01.27.13)

Hansel And Gretel PosterAs ‘Django Unchained’ (Wein.) rides into #1 in several countries, domestically, this week, it’s still no match for the scary, ‘Mama’ (Uni.) which crawls into #1 and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ (Sony) who drags into #2. ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ (Wein.) is lifted up to #3, followed by ‘Gangster Squad’ (WB) and, new release, ‘Broken City’ (Fox). Falling down the charts, following Jamie Foxx is ‘Les Miserables (2012)’ (Uni.), ‘A Haunted House’ (ORF), ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ (WB), and ‘The Last Stand’ (LGF) a new release that was also #10 during the weekend of its release.

Additional new releases include ‘LUV’ from Indomina Media at #37, which talks about a father showing his son the ropes of the city and how real men live their lives. From the same studio of ‘The Well-Digger’s Daughter’, Kino Lorber releases ‘Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation’ at #58. From Anchor Bay Films, ‘Officer Down’, starring Janae Altschwager, Jas Anderson and Kaitlyn Black, takes #70. And the horror/sci-fi from the same studio as ‘Food, Inc.’ comes ‘Storage 24’, with feeling mixed between ‘Panic Room’ (Sony) and ‘Devil’ (Uni.) in #79.

This weekend, new release, ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ (Par.) takes #1, replacing ‘Mama’, which slides to #2, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ stays at #3, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ falling to #4. New release, ‘Parker’ (FD) takes #5, Django shoots into #6, surprisingly enough, ‘Movie 43’ (Rela.) sinks into #7, and ‘Gangster Squad’ falls into #8. ‘Broken City’ barely hangs onto #9 and ‘Les Miserables (2012)’ follows at #10. For most of the days, ‘Mama’ dominated on a daily basis, but with the release of ‘Hansel And Gretel’, there was a shift, though not much of one.

Rank Title Studio
1 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Paramount
2 Mama Universal
3 Silver Linings Playbook Weinstein
4 Zero Dark Thirty Sony
5 Parker FilmDistrict
6 Django Unchained Weinstein
7 Movie 43 Relativity
8 Gangster Squad Warner Bros.
9 Broken City Fox
10 Les Miserables (2012) Universal
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  • Divya

    Trivia: ‘Les Miserables’ has grossed more than $300 mn so far (and it is yet to open in 28 more countries) + 3 Golden Globe wins + 8 Oscar nominations including Best Picture. A definite “goddamn disaster” for all the haters…

    I wonder what all these haters would say about ‘Nine’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’…

    ‘Les Mis’ is NOT the first movie musical to be made, and it won’t be the last. So, why are people so hell bent on judging it so harshly? Oh well, just put up with these haters and trolls for only 4 more weeks or so. Once this awards season comes to an end, all these negative Nancys will go crawling back into their hidey-holes (never to emerge out again).