Home Movies Box Office: “Django,” “Les Miz” Cross $100 Mil Mark

The weekend box office: this is funny– the winner is “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D” which made $23 million– but almost half of that — $10 million was on Friday night. Usually movies do better on Saturday, then plateau off on Sunday. In this case, that movie did worse each successive night. Word of mouth must not have been very good. Oh well. “Django Unchained” and “Les Miserables” each crossed the $100 million mark, “Skyfall”–with already a billion worldwide–is set to $300 million domestically on Monday or Tuesday. “The Hobbit” came in third, and is still booming. Bette Midler and Billy Crystal are still ahead of Tom Cruise, although “Jack Reacher” is starting to post good numbers abroad and technically broke even this weekend– it’s a moneymaker, if not a huge one. And this year’s Oscars will feature many films with big followings. “Argo,” “Flight,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” and “Lincoln” have all done extremely well. It’s not like some years (i.e. “The Hurt Locker”) in which no one had seen the winner.

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