Les Mis Sets Box Office Record, Zero Dark Thirty HUGE, Lincoln hits $120 mil

Wowzer for all three of these box office stories. The first, Les Miserables hits $18 mil for its opening. That makes it the second highest opener on Christmas, behind Sherlock Holmes and the highest grossing opener for a musical ever. Django Unchained, in more theaters, came out...
Posted On 26 Dec 2012

10 highest-grossing Christmas movies ever

Since Christmas falls on Tuesday this year, the usual sources of box-office savvy have been more cautious with forthcoming weekend predictions and it’s not easy to find estimates for the weeklong haul. Nikki Finke is down sick (get well soon!) so we don’t have the...
Posted On 25 Dec 2012

Box Office Check-In, Lincoln Takes the Lead of the Oscar Contenders

This past weekend Lincoln increased its theater count and as a result passed Argo to become 2012′s highest grossing of the Oscar contenders so far. Still to come, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained. The Hobbit broke box office records in its opening, and...
Posted On 16 Dec 2012

Argo Passes $100 Million, Lincoln Makes $85 million in 4 Weeks

The Oscar best picture race has lit up the box office this season, something that hardly ever happens. The reason is that the domestic films this year out of the major studios have all been good.  Four movies upcoming with all probably be, at the very least, $100 million babies:...
Posted On 02 Dec 2012

Weekend Box Office – Word of Mouth Drives Argo to #1, Cloud Atlas Hanging In

Argo isn’t just a Best Picture frontrunner amid the Oscar pundit circles; it is that rare word of mouth film that people “out there in the world” are talking about. Why, because it delivers in so many different ways. It doesn’t hurt that we are in the...
Posted On 28 Oct 2012