Monday, January 14, 2013

01/14/2013 -- Weekend Box Office!

IT'S MONDAY! We're fresh out of the weekend! I'm one of those people who enjoy keeping up with the box office so I can enjoy the results! It's always VERY interesting when it's a weekend of new releases.

Especially this particular weekend! I heard from many people their disliking for remakes as well as for the Texas Chainsaw 3D. YET, people can't seem to get enough of it. Although it made number 9 this week, it probably will be even lower next week. Needless to say, it doesn't matter. It earned over 5 million within 2 weeks.

A Haunted House did a whole lot better than many people expected! It earned $18.8 million! For those who live under a tree or...a rock, it's a horror spoof from Marlon Wayans. Their production budget was $2.5 million.

It dawned on me; no wonder there are remakes being made left and right because people WILL go see them. Sadly, original horror movies get no love easily.

Here are the top ten results for this weekend:

1. Zero Dark Thirty – $24,000,000
2. A Haunted House – $18,817,000
3. Gangster Squad – $16,710,000
4. Django Unchained – $11,065,000
5. Les Miserables – $10,127,000
6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $9,080,000
7. Lincoln – $6,314,000
8. Parental Guidance – $6,100,000
9. Texas Chainsaw 3D – $5,150,000
10. Silver Linings Playbook – $5,000,000

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