January 9, 2013
January 9, 2013
Here’s your 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Texas Chainsaw 3-D – $ 23.0 million
2. Django Unchained – $ 20.0 million
3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - $ 17.5 million
4. Les Miserables - $ 16.1 million
5. Parental Guidance – $ 10.1 million
6. Jack Reacher - $ 9.3 million
7. This is 40 – $ 8.5 million
8. Lincoln – $ 5.2 million
9. The Guilt Trip - $
Welcome to the first in what will be a series of weekly columns updating the state of the Oscar race. We’ll continue to trace who’s ahead and who’s a long shot as we gauge the impact of each week’s new developments, from the critics’ prizes to the Golden Globes to the various guild awards.
The next couple of weeks will be especially eventful, with the National Society of Film Critics, the… Continue reading Oscars 2013: Best Picture Race Is Down To 'Lincoln' vs. 'Zero Dark Thirty'
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Bigelow and Boal were able to synthesize… Continue reading Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal, 'Zero Dark Thirty' Filmmakers, On Their Osama bin Laden Manhunt Movie