Here is the Top 10 Box Office list for the weekend of December 17th thru the 19th.
- Tron Legacy
- Yogi Bear
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
- The Fighter
- The Tourist
- Black Swan
- How Do You Know
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
First of all, I have no ability to predict movie rankings. Tron Legacy has dominated this weeks Top 10 with $43.6M in Box Office receipts. Apparently a compelling story and a lot of TV commercials can pique the interest of the movie going public. My prediction of number six was not even close.
As for my prediction of a number one finish and $50M at the Box Office, I was way off again. Yogi Bear brought in a respectable $16.7M to come in at number two but less than one third of the $50M I called for. I can’t believe I was the only one who watched the cartoon on TV. Of course, next week with all of the kids being out of school, the movie may do better as families are looking for something to do.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was bumped to number three by the newcomers this weekend but still did a respectable $12.4M as it closes in on the $50M mark. The critical acclaim and the next two weeks off of school should easily boost this film over the $100 mark.
Another correction to my post on December 7th had The Fighter being released on December 10th. That information was off by a week. The movie came out this weekend and the reviews have been phenomenal, so, while it only made $12M this weekend the staying power of a great film should keep this one on the list for a while.
How Do You Know managed to make $7.6M on its opening weekend but that was not enough to move it above number eight. Maybe a date night this upcoming week will help the bottom line but with this weeks new movies, there maybe some difficulty pulling in a sizable audience.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 appears to be on its last legs as it’s $5M weekend is only about 2% of the total gross after only 4 weeks in the theatres. Unstoppable, while it has been just that, only brought in $1.8M this past weekend and after it’s fifth week may be pulling into the station.
Next weekends new features include little ones, a giant and a cowboy. The bottom of the current list is in jeopardy of being trimmed away. Stop by on Tuesday to see what is in store for the Christmas weekend.