Here is the Top 10 Box Office list for the weekend of December 10th thru the 12th.
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
- The Tourist
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
- Black Swan
- Love and Other Drugs
- Due Date
In the words of the great Maxwell Smart (Agent 86), “Missed it by that much”. Actually $7.5M to be exact. I predicted The Tourist to come in at number one and it was eclipsed by the third of the series The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Not surprising considering the popularity of the series but not in line with the two previous films by any means. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader came in at $24.5M which is less than half of the opening weekends of the first two. I still think The Tourist is a great film and will have the staying power to stay on the list for a few weeks.
Tangled and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 are still doing well just moving down two spots to make way for this weeks Box Office Tops. Tangled broke the $100M mark and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 went over the $250M mark and those numbers will continue to climb over the holiday season.
Unstoppable is proving to be just that by holding on to the number five slot after five weeks in the theatres. In its second weekend, Black Swan is making its debut on the Top 10 List. Some great reviews and of course a great film help this happen. The most interesting thing about this movie is the fact that it is only in 90 theatres across the country. The average take per theatre for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is $6,891 and the average take for Black Swan is $37,023 or roughly 5 times the Box Office revenue. Granted a reduced number of theatres means that a popular film is going to sell a lot more tickets per showing but 5 times? Dawn treader is in over 3,500 theatres.
Burlesque is starting to show lower numbers per theatre and that usually means that a movies time on the list is nearly over. In its fourth weekend is the RomCom Love and Other Drugs has yet to hit the $30M mark. This is is not good news for Fox as a movie needs to make more than the production budget ($30M) or the producer and director have a tougher time getting the green light on their next project.
Finishing up the list is the comedy Due Date and the animated feature Megamind. Both debuted on November 5th and after their sixth weekend they are still attracting the moviegoing public. Each film did over $2.5M this past weekend and while Due Date has yet to break the $100M mark, Megamind has surpassed $140M at the Box Office.