Show me the money!

The second official US box office results are in for 2012 weekend 13-16 January.  Please note this is a four day holiday weekend.

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Movie title

Studio

Weeks in release

4 day weekend $

Total $

1 NEW

Contraband

Universal

NEW

$28.8 million

$28.8 million

2 NEW

Beauty & the Beast 3D

Disney

NEW

$23.5 million

$23.5 million

3 \/

Mission: Impossible GP

Paramount

5

$14.2 million

$189.4 million

4

NEW

Joyful Noise

Warner Brothers

NEW

$13.8 million

$13.8 million

5 \/

Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows

Warner Brothers

5

$10.5 million

$172.1 million

6 \/

The Devil Inside

Paramount

2

$9.2 million

$47.5 million

7 \/

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Sony

4

$8.1 million

$89.3 million

8 \/

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

20th Century Fox

5

$7.8 million

$120.8 million

9 \/

War Horse

Dreamworks/Disney

4

$7.2 million

$67.3 million

10 \/

We Bought A Zoo

Fox

4

$6.8 million

$65.3 million

Winners

We predicted that ‘Beauty and the Beast 3D’ would take out the top spot but that prize goes to Mark Warhlberg’s ‘Contraband’ that opened to $28.8 million.  A good opening for a film promoted heavily off the star power of Warhlberg.  It’s not the actor’s biggest opening with the $68 million for ‘The Planet of the Apes’ remake still his best, but of his recent films that rely on his star power it’s enough to keep him in the good books, and that will increase confidence in his next film, the Seth MacFarlane comedy ‘Ted’.

Disney did well to nab the second spot with ‘Beauty and the Beast 3D’ opening to $23.5 million.  Disney would have only spent cash promoting the film and glossing it up for 3D.  It seems like easy money and the formula is set to continue with several rereleases on the way including ‘Finding Nemo 3D’.  ‘The Lion King 3D’ still has the highest opening weekend for a Disney rerelease with $30.2 million dollars.

‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ is on the slide but has become the second highest grossing film in the franchise overtaking the $181 million of ‘Mission: Impossible’.  In order to become the most successful film in the franchise financially, it must beat the $215.4 million of ‘Mission: Impossible 2’.

Despite only opening in the number four spot, ‘Joyful Noise’ made $13.8 million which is a good result considering the film only had a rumoured budget of $25 million.  Warner Brothers will be hoping positive word of mouth may produce a small bounce next week to get closer to clearing the production costs.

Losers

Taking a huge nose dive is ‘The Devil Inside’ that dropped six spots.  From an opening of $34.5 million to $9.2 million dollars, it’s an indicator of the negative buzz that followed the film.  No tears at Paramount though because they’ve still got the highest grossing new release of 2012 and are topping the studio gross cume for 2012 so far, but it’s still early days.

New US releases for the next weekend 21-22 January  2012

–          Red Tails

–          Underworld Awakening 3D

–          Extemely Loud and Incredibly Close

We predict: Underworld Awakening 3D #1

Popcorn Junkie prediction rate for 2012: 0/1

Total studio grosses for releases in 2012 as of 16 January 2012

#

Studio

# films released

Cume

1

Paramount

1

$47.5 million

2

Universal

1

$28.8 million

3

Disney

1

$23.5 million

4

Warner Brothers

1

$13.8 million

All studio gross figures taken from Box Office Mojo and The Hollywood Reporter

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