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Thailand Box Office for Django Unchained (2012)

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Theatrical Performance (US$)
Thailand Box Office $227,415Details
Worldwide Box Office $449,948,323Details
Home Market Performance
North America DVD Sales $33,715,799 Details
North America Blu-ray Sales $29,673,572 Details
Total North America Video Sales $63,389,371
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
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Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda, the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$100,000,000
Thailand Releases: March 14th, 2013 (Wide)
Video Release: April 16th, 2013 by Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2252, 12/12/2012)
Running Time: 165 minutes
Keywords: Non-Chronological, Directing Yourself, Slavery, Revenge, Bounty Hunter, Rescue, Intertitle, Fugitive / On the Run, Slow Motion Scene, Bare Knuckle Fighting, Underground / Illegal Fighting, Intentionally Anachronistic, 2013 Oscars Best Picture Nominee
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Weinstein Company, Columbia Pictures, A Band Apart
Production Countries: United States


Jamie Foxx    Django
Christoph Waltz    Dr. King Schultz
Leonardo DiCaprio    Calvin Candie
Kerry Washington    Broomhilda von Shaft
Samuel L. Jackson    Stephen
Walton Goggins    Billy Crash
Dennis Christopher    Leonide Moguy
James Remar    Ace Speck
David Steen    Mr. Stonesipher
Dana Gourrier    Cora
Nichole Galicia    Sheba
Laura Cayouette    Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly
Sammi Rotibi    Rodney
Todd Allen    Dollar Bill
Jonah Hill    Bag Head
Bruce Dern    Old Man Carrucan
Omar J. Dorsey    Chicken Charlie
M.C. Gainey    Big John Brittle
Don Johnson    Big Daddy
Tom Savini    Elvis Brittle/Tracker
Misty Upham    Minnie
Sacha Baron Cohen    Scotty
James Russo    Dicky Speck
RZA    Thaddeus
Tom Wopat    U.S. Marshal Gill Tatum
Don Stroud    Sheriff Bill Sharp
Amber Tamblyn    Daughter of Son of a Gunfighter
Cooper Huckabee    Lil Raj Brittle
Doc Duhame    Ellis Brittle
Lee Horsley    Sheriff Gus
Ato Essandoh    d'Artagnan
ZoĆ« Bell    Tracker
Michael Bowen    Tracker
Robert Carradine    Tracker
Jake Garber    Tracker
Ted Neeley    Tracker
James Parks    Tracker
Michael Parks    LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
John Jarratt    LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee
Quentin Tarantino    LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Quentin Tarantino
Screenwriter    Quentin Tarantino
Producer    Stacey Sher
Producer    Reginald Hudlin
Producer    Pilar Savone
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Shannon McIntosh
Executive Producer    Michael Shamberg
Executive Producer    James W. Skotchdopole
Cinematographer    Robert Richardson
Editor    Fred Raskin
Music Supervisor    Mary Ramos
Production Designer    J. Michael Riva
Supervising Art Director    David Klassen
Art Director    Mara Schloop
Art Director    Page Buckner
Set Decorator    Leslie Pope
Costume Designer    Sharen Davis
Sound    Mark Ulano
Supervising Sound Editor    Wylie Stateman
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Minkler
Re-recording Mixer    Tony Lamberti
Special Effects Supervisor    John McLeod
Visual Effects Supervisor    Greg Steele
Special Make-up Effects    Gregory Nicotero
Associate Producer    William Paul Clark
Assistant Director    William Paul
Casting Director    Victoria Thomas
Sound Effects Editor    Hector Gika
First Assistant Director    William Paul Clark

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases More Powerful in High Definition

July 29th, 2013

There were a lot of new releases on the Blu-ray sales chart this week. This includes Oz the Great and Powerful, which led the way with 472,000 units / $13.21 million during its first week of release. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 46%, which is a good start for a visually impressive adventure film. More...

Home Market Numbers: Massive Update: April 28th, 2013

June 22nd, 2013

There were a quartet of new releases this week, but it was a matter of quantity over quality and Django Unchained remained on top of the DVD and Blu-ray carts. The Gangster Squad settled for second place with 314,000 units / $5.04 million on DVD and 149,000 units / $3.52 million It's opening week Blu-ray share was 32%, which is solid for a drama, but nothing too impressive. Its running totals are 532,000 units / $8.31 million on DVD and 236,000 units / $5.69 million on Blu-ray. More...

Home Market Numbers: Massive Update: April 21st, 2013

June 22nd, 2013

New releases were led by Django Unchained on both DVD and Blu-ray. It sold 590,000 units and generated $10.19 million on DVD and 667,000 units / $15.47 million on Blu-ray. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 53%, which is very strong. Since then, the film has sold a total of 1.27 million units and $23.42 million on DVD and 1.08 million units / $25.23 million on Blu-ray. On the other hand, it was the only new release in the top five, or even the top ten.


Home Market Numbers: April 14th, 2013: Home Market Sinks to Yearly Low

May 31st, 2013

The overall home market again sank for the week of April 14th, 2013 falling to what was arguably the lowest level for the year. Since there was only one new release to reach the top ten, it should come as no surprise that the total sales fell from last week, but it is still troubling. In total, there were 688,000 units sold and $17.95 million in revenue generated. This was 24% fewer units and 37% less revenue when compared to last week. Even more troubling, this was the lowest units sold all year and second lowest by revenue. Fortunately, and more importantly, it was better than the same weekend last year by 26% in terms of units and 34% in terms of revenue. The overall Blu-ray share was mostly flat at 31% in terms of units and 38% in terms of revenue. It will be this way for most of the summer, until the flood of TV on DVD releases start coming out, at which time the Blu-ray share will drop. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 23rd, 2013

April 23rd, 2013

This time of year tends to be really bad on the home market. By this late in spring, there are only a few late winter releases still finding their way on the home market. Last weekend it was Django Unchained and next weekend it will be Silver Linings Playbook. This week, there are no such releases. The best selling release according to is Jurassic Park, which makes its home market 3D debut. (It is still in the top ten at the box office, so that might be helping the sales.) I hope to get a screener to review but so far it is late, so I'm not sure if the 3D upgrade is worth the triple-dip. As far as Pick of the Week Contenders, there are not many. The Impossible is probably the best bet, but I'm still waiting for the screener. The week is so bad, that I took the time to review Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Three on Blu-ray a week in advance, just so I would have something to choose as Pick of the Week this week. It is expensive, but there are several classic episodes that aired this season and there is a ton of new extras on the six-disc set. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 16th, 2013

April 16th, 2013

It is both a great week and a terrible week on the home market. On the high end, Django Unchained is coming out. It is one of the biggest hits of the fall and one of the best reviewed films of the year. It would be a contender for Pick of the Week regardless how busy the week was. On the other hand, there are releases in the's top ten new releases for the week that would be filler on even an average week. After Django Unchained, there's no real depth this week. The Blu-ray Combo Pack doesn't have a lot of extras, but it is still worthy of Pick of the Week honors. More...

International Box Office: Journey Never Ends

March 6th, 2013

Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons earned first place for the third weekend in a row earning $23.37 million in 8 markets for a running tally of $193.09 million. A few years ago, a Chinese film earning nearly $200 million would have been the biggest news of the year, but this is becoming almost common. More...

Weekend Estimates: Jack No Giant

March 3rd, 2013

The year's first big-budget special effects extravaganza is headed for a decidedly weak opening weekend. Jack the Giant Slayer will earn about $28 million, according to Warner Bros., which is only a fraction of its reported $195 million production budget. Even with international numbers expected to be better, the film will struggle financially. The weekend's other openers are posting even more modest numbers, but benefit from having much, much lower budgets. 21 and Over is set for $9 million for Relativity and The Last Exorcism Part II will post about $8 million for CBS Films. Phantom, from new distributor RCR Media Group, will pick up a very weak $460,000 or so (they have not shared an official number with us) from 1,118 theaters, highlighting once more the challenge for new distributors in establishing a place in the market. More...

International Box Office: Extended Journey on the Top

February 28th, 2013

A Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons remained in first place with $54.93 million in 6 markets for a total of $168.02 million after three weeks of release. It is the biggest Chinese film released this year, but it won't be the last to get to the century mark. More...

2013 Awards Season: Argo Unites a Divided Night at the Oscars

February 25th, 2013

Argo was the big winner at the Oscars last night, although arguably, there were no big winners, but a lot of films that shared in the glory. There were also some pretty interesting twists and a few events that stand out. Due to ongoing computer difficulties, I was unable to live-blog the Oscars this year. I will still be giving my reactions on a category by category basis, but not in the order they were handed out. More...

Argo Predicted as Best Picture, Awards to Be Spread Far and Wide

February 24th, 2013

Voting is closed in our annual Predict the Academy Awards contest, and Argo is the clear favorite to pick up the Best Picture award, based on the opinion of nearly 500 entrants. Ben Affleck's thriller took an impressive 80% of the vote, more than six times the score of Lincoln, which took second place in the poll. Coincidentally, the contest has predicted the winner of the Best Picture Oscar 80% of the time in the 15 years we've been running it. Quite a few other categories have strong favorites, but there are also some really close calls, and it looks as though the awards will be shared by several films tonight.

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Weekend Estimates: Identity Thief Regains Top Spot

February 24th, 2013

The box office crown for Oscar weekend will be claimed by Identity Thief, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning, even though the comedy will fall by a relatively large 41% from last weekend. So its win is in large part due to the low-key new releases: Snitch will be second with $13 million in a modest 2,511 theaters and Dark Skies is headed for 6th place with $8.85 million from 2,313 theaters. Neither new film has particularly low per theater averages ($5,177 and $3,826 respectively), so their so-so debuts are as much a factor of their smallish opening theater counts as lack of demand. More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Picture

February 22nd, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try to figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. We wrap up our look at the prestigious categories with the most prestigious of them all: Best Picture. Like last year, there are nine nominees. Unlike last year, none of them were completely out of left field. That's not to say they all have a legitimate shot at winning; there's definitely a favorite. However, politics could become an issue. I don't mean politics as in Democrat vs. Republican. I mean behind-the-scenes issues might play a bigger role than what is on the screen. Let's take a look at the nominees, and their chances to claiming the crown on Sunday. More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at the two writing categories, finishing with Best Original Screenplay. There are actually three films that could win that and it wouldn't be a total shock if they did. That said, there is still a favorite to contend with. More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Adapted Screenplay

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at the two writing categories, starting with Best Adapted Screenplay. This is a race that is not as close as many thought it would be, and it is not the two early front-runners running away with the Oscar. More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Supporting Actor. This category is more competitive than Best Supporting Actress, but even so, it is mostly a two horse race. More...

International Box Office: Journey has a Good Day

February 21st, 2013

Thanks to the Chinese New Year, Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons rocketed into first place with $94.26 million in 5 markets over the weekend for a total run of $113.09 million. The film broke a number of records in its native China, including biggest opening day for a Chinese film ($12.3 million) and biggest single day of all time ($19.6 million) and fastest to $100 million in China (8 days). At this point, someone in North America should be interested in grabbing the film for a domestic release. More...

International Box Office: Django Completes Hat Trick

February 14th, 2013

For the third weekend in a row, Django Unchained earned first place on the international chart. This weekend it earned $19.55 million on 5,090 screens in 65 markets for totals of $187.71 million internationally and $342.23 million worldwide. It has now made more than Inglourious Basterds made worldwide, and it is a week away from becoming Quentin Tarantino's undisputed biggest hit of his career. Plus, it has yet to open in Japan and a few other markets, so it might have more milestones ahead. More...

International Box Office: Django Remains Top Draw

February 6th, 2013

Django Unchained won the international race with $30.28 million on 5,990 screens in 65 markets for a running total of $158.36 million. Worldwide, its total has reached $309.31 million. It is just a week away from overtaking Inglourious Basterds as Quentin Tarantino's biggest hit of his career. The film had no major market openings, which makes its hold more impressive. Its best market was Germany, where it made $6.61 million on 708 screens over the weekend for a total of $30.78 million after three. More...

International Box Office: Django Battles Bond for Top Spot

January 30th, 2013

There was a relatively close race on top of the international chart, but Django Unchained came out on top for the second week in a row. This time it earned $43.10 million on 6,421 screens in 64 markets for a total of $111.61 million after just two weeks of release. It is rapidly closing in on Inglourious Basterds as Quentin Tarantino's biggest hit of his career. It is also the most expensive film in his career. The film opened in first place in Australia with $3.95 million on 330 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.61 million. It also remained in top spot in Germany with an incredible $8.08 million on 650 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $21.32 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Become the Hunted

January 28th, 2013

January ended, and we should all be glad it did. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters did beat modest expectations, but most of the rest failed that test with Movie 43 crashing worse than even my low expectations. The overall box office fell 20% from last weekend to $112 million. This was 11% less than the same weekend last year; fortunately, this was the first miss of 2013 and the year still has a lead of 10% over 2012 at $797 million to $721 million. More...

International Box Office: Unchained Free to Take Top Spot

January 23rd, 2013

Django Unchained began its international run in first place with $49.70 million on 5,863 screens in 54 markets. It opened in first place in a number of major markets, led by Germany, where it made $9.84 million on 482 screens, while it was nearly as potent in France with $7.54 million on 610 screens. It also earned first place in Italy with $4.60 million on 541 screens and in Spain with $3.40 million on 541. It had to settle for second place in the U.K. ($4.45 million on 445 screens); in Russia ($5.52 million on 736); and in Mexico ($999,000 on 451). It only managed third place in Brazil with $1.27 million, but it was only playing on 187 screens. Overall, this debut was 30% better than Inglourious Basterds' debut in the same markets. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Oscar Bounce Subdued

January 14th, 2013

Oscar nominations didn't produce a big box office bounce over the weekend, but Zero Dark Thirty still managed an easy win, despite missing my admittedly high expectations. The only film in the top five to be a pleasant surprise was A Haunted House, although "pleasant" is not a word most critics were using to describe it. The box office pulled in $141 million overall, which was 4.7% lower than last weekend. More importantly though, it was 6.3% higher than the same weekend last year, which means if A Haunted House bombed like I thought it would, 2013 would have lost in the year-over-year comparison. Fortunately, we had a second win in as many weeks and 2013 is off to an early 22% lead, at $441 million to $362 million. More...

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January 14th, 2013

Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out their awards last night, and the trend of surprises continues. Les Miserables led the way with three awards, only one of which I was truly expecting. Meanwhile, Argo won more awards than Lincoln. I don't think anyone was predicting that. More...

Weekend Estimates: Minor Oscar Effect as Zero Dark Thirty Wins

January 13th, 2013

As expected, Zero Dark Thirty will ride its Oscar nominations to a win at the box office this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. But the overall Oscar effect seems quite small. In fact, A Haunted House, which it's safe to say won't be on any Oscar lists this time next year, will have the highest per theater average in the top 10, and came in a very creditable second place with $18.8 million from just 2,160 theaters. Gangster Squad, which has some Oscar-style pedigree, but suffered from a delay for reshoots following the Aurora tragedy, will come in third with a slightly disappointing $16.7 million from 3,103 venues. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Oscar Glory Shine a Light on Dark?

January 11th, 2013

With the Oscar nominations announced yesterday, most movie aficionados are focusing on that. This is great news for Zero Dark Thirty, which picked up five Oscars yesterday and should lead the box office this week. There are other films opening wide this week. This includes Gangster Squad, which should do acceptable business, even though its reviews are weak. Finally there's A Haunted House, which is an early contender for worst movie of the year. Last year, Contraband opened with just over $24 million and I think Zero Dark Thirty will top that. Overall, 2013 looks pretty good in comparison. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

January 10th, 2013

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Texas Messes With Holdovers

January 7th, 2013

There was a pleasant surprise during the first weekend of 2013, as Texas Chainsaw 3D opened in first place with more than $20 million. Django Unchained also beat that milestone. The overall box office still fell from last weekend, down 18% to $147 million, but this is to be expected for a post-holiday weekend. It was 5.9% higher than the same weekend last year and 2013 is off to an early lead over 2012 at $253 million to $191 million. Hopefully I don't have to tell you it is way too early to pay serious attention to those numbers, but it is better to win early than fall behind. More...

2013 Awards Season: WGAs Leaves Analysts In the Dark

January 7th, 2013

Surprises seems to be the word of the day, as the WGA nominations included a number of them. Granted, Zero Dark Thirty and a lot of the other films that have earned Awards Season success thus far were here, but there were almost as many surprises as there were obvious choices. More...

2013 Awards Season: PGA Produces a Few Surprises

January 6th, 2013

Producers Guild of America announced their nominations this week, including the three theatrical categories. There were a number of films on the list that have been mentioned time and time again this awards season, like Zero Dark Thirty, but there were also a few surprises. More...

Weekend Estimates: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D Surprises

January 6th, 2013

After a few weeks of family fare at the top of the box office charts, teens and young adults are reasserting themselves in movie theaters this weekend, pushing Texas Chainsaw 3D to a surprise win and Django Unchained above The Hobbit. Both films will earn over $20 million this weekend, according to studio estimates. There's also a lot of strength in depth this weekend, with 21 films set to earn over $1 million. That's not quite a record (25 films topped $1 million the weekends of January 12, 2007 and the following weekend -- for the full list, see our analysis), but it's certainly a healthy way to start 2013. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases to Win New Year?

January 4th, 2013

Its the first weekend of 2013 and there is one new wide release and a previous limited release expanding semi-wide. Will either film compete for top spot? Not likely. There are some recent examples of horror films opening well in January, so Texas Chainsaw 3D could be a surprise hit, but there's also a chance it won't reach the top 5. Meanwhile, Promised Land is a message movie, but one that has limited appeal beyond those that agree with the message. This means The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will remain on top of the box office chart. If it does so, it will mean in the past nine weeks, only three films have earned first place over the weekend. 2012 got off to a strong start and last year the box office was led by The Devil Inside, which made $33.73 million. I don't think any film will make $20 million over the weekend this year, so 2013 could start off on a losing note. More...

Contest: Army of Two: Winning Announcement

January 3rd, 2013

The winner of our Army of Two contest was determined and it is... More...

Per Theater Chart: Zero to $1 million in Nine Days

January 3rd, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty shot up to the top of the per theater chart with averages of $83,430 during its opening weekend and $63,283 during its sophomore stint. Expanding truly wide is virtually guaranteed. Amour was well back with an average of $20,005 over the past weekend and $22,755 during its opening weekend. The Impossible rose 27% to $12,172 in 15 theaters. This is a great sign and while its reviews are too low to be a major contender during Awards Season, it should still do well enough to expand significantly, but probably not truly wide. The final film in the $10,000 club was Django Unchained, which opened with an average of $10,008. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Christmas Catch-Up

January 3rd, 2013

All of the final box office numbers we're going to get are in, so let's take a look at the last two weeks at the box office. There were not a lot of changes with the final numbers and no film switched places, so there's not a lot to update. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey remained in top spot in both weeks with Django Unchained in close second this weekend and Jack Reacher a distant second the weekend before. The year ended with $10.76 billion, or about 5.8% higher than last year's total and just a hair above 2009's record total. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2012

The last news story of the year is the weekend wrap-up, but since many studios are still closed for the holidays, we are still dealing with estimates. It appears that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey won a close race for top spot just ahead of Django Unchained. Additionally, every film in the top five came within a rounding error of predictions, or was better than expected, and the overall box office was massive compared to last year. We won't have final numbers for the last two weekends till Wednesday or Thursday, so there will be a lot of catching up to do, but it is hard to complain about the results we've seen. More...

Weekend Estimates: Narrow Win for The Hobbit Caps Year

December 30th, 2012

2012 comes to an end on a decidedly positive note for the movie industry this weekend, thanks to strong performances from three films. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will come out on top, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, with $32.92 million or so for the weekend and a total to date of $222.7 million. Django Unchained will post an impressive second place with $30.7 million and a per theater average over $10,000. Finally, Les Miserables is set for a little over $28 million, for a six-day total of $67.5 million. With those three films bringing in $90 million between, and plenty of strength in depth, 2012 will finish on a winning note. More...

Weekend Predictions: Ringing Out the Old Year

December 28th, 2012

There are three wide releases this weekend; however, all of them were released on Christmas day, so we have a few box office numbers to look at. Les Miserables was a surprise winner on Christmas day, while both Django Unchained and Parental Guidance also beat expectations, which bodes well for their perform this weekend. Even so, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will likely remain in top spot as it crosses $200 million domestically. Compared to last year the box office looks pretty good. No film topped $30 million last year, but The Hobbit should get to that mark this year. However, last year seven films topped $10 million, while only six will do so this year. 2013 has a shot at ending on a winning note, but it should be close. More...

Christmas Weekend Wrap-Up

December 27th, 2012

This year, Christmas fell on a really awkward day and compounded with the smart decision for some studios to close the entire week, dealing with the weekend box office numbers is a little trickier this year. We are still stuck with a mixture of final numbers and studio estimates, but since we won't get absolute final numbers till likely January 2nd, we should at least talk about the numbers we have. We won't be able to compare the full weekend to last week or last year, because we don't have the full weekend numbers. But since most of the films failed to match expectations, things look grim. More...

Contest: Army of Two

December 20th, 2012

Next weekend is a mess. Let's be upfront about that right now. There are three new wide releases opening next weekend, but all three films are opening on Christmas Day, which lands on the Tuesday. Of these three films, both Django Unchained and Les Miserables have a shot at top spot, while Parental Guidance is clearly counter-programming. Django Unchained has nearly perfect reviews and some of the loudest buzz we've heard for any film opening this winter. As such, it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Django Unchained. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they going over or under, will win a copy of Army Wives: Season Six, Part One and Part Two on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Weekend Predictions: Christmas Cacophony

December 19th, 2012

For the next week, starting tonight and running till Christmas day, there are eight films opening wide, or at least wide enough to predict they will enter the top ten. Despite that level of competition, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will very likely remain in top spot. Jack Reacher looks to be the best of the new releases, at least for the weekend. Meanwhile, This is 40 probably won't start as fast, but Judd Apatow's films tend to have really good legs. Monsters, Inc. is debuting in 3D tonight, but is destined to be a midlevel hit and nothing more. The Guilt Trip is also opening tonight, but I'm not sure it has the buzz to even be a midlevel hit. The final new release of the weekend is Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, but with an opening theater count of just 800, it will struggle just to reach to the top ten. And because Christmas lands on the Tuesday, and we won't have another weekend prediction column till Friday, we need to talk about the three Christmas day releases, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, and Parental Guidance. Last year, Christmas day landed on the Sunday, which makes the comparisons between weekends nearly impossible. I'm going to assume 2012 is going to come out ahead, mainly because they had nothing to compare to The Hobbit, so as long as this year's new releases are as strong as last years holdovers, victory is a safe bet. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

2012 Preview: December

December 1st, 2012

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/15 1 $107,761   34 $3,169   $107,761 1
2013/03/22 3 $52,309 -51% 34 $1,539   $204,698 2
2013/03/29 5 $4,185 -92% 2 $2,093   $227,415 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 1/31/2013 $505,376 67 83 394 $2,199,830 12/14/2015
Aruba 12/25/2012 $4,698 3 3 8 $12,363 12/13/2015
Australia 1/24/2013 $3,952,669 330 330 2026 $16,438,085 12/14/2015
Austria 1/18/2013 $1,317,590 87 91 832 $6,592,612 12/14/2015
Bahrain 1/17/2013 $48,491 5 5 16 $125,172 12/14/2015
Belgium 1/16/2013 $712,939 65 65 570 $3,886,707 12/14/2015
Bolivia 1/31/2013 $0 0 12 23 $73,894 12/14/2015
Brazil 1/18/2013 $1,275,345 187 194 1201 $7,010,528 12/14/2015
Bulgaria 1/18/2013 $69,934 33 33 91 $229,806 12/14/2015
Central America 1/25/2013 $72,657 34 34 133 $271,248 12/14/2015
Chile 1/17/2013 $170,456 43 44 215 $936,855 12/14/2015
Colombia 2/1/2013 $178,253 66 66 237 $672,871 12/14/2015
Croatia 1/17/2013 $83,524 22 23 184 $318,948 12/14/2015
Curacao 12/27/2012 $5,101 1 1 6 $31,268 12/14/2015
Czech Republic 1/17/2013 $281,765 64 68 443 $1,389,475 12/14/2015
Denmark 1/24/2013 $582,856 81 81 484 $3,610,280 12/14/2015
Dominican Republic 2/28/2013 $0 0 10 26 $51,391 12/14/2015
East Africa 1/25/2013 $1,774 1 1 1 $1,774 12/14/2015
Ecuador 1/18/2013 $30,449 20 20 84 $109,423 12/14/2015
Egypt 1/16/2013 $32,582 10 10 50 $135,022 12/14/2015
Estonia 1/18/2013 $40,124 8 8 42 $224,864 12/14/2015
Finland 1/18/2013 $292,412 69 69 340 $1,766,650 12/14/2015
France 1/16/2013 $8,082,471 610 774 5332 $37,297,980 12/14/2015
Germany 1/17/2013 $9,007,598 618 865 7499 $50,853,260 12/14/2015
Ghana 1/18/2013 $8,887 1 1 9 $36,062 12/14/2015
Greece 1/17/2013 $386,927 102 102 346 $1,378,573 12/14/2015
Hong Kong 1/17/2013 $254,050 31 31 96 $667,690 12/14/2015
Hungary 1/17/2013 $290,573 57 57 341 $1,189,490 12/14/2015
Iceland 1/18/2013 $0 0 7 22 $217,476 12/14/2015
India 3/22/2013 $276,874 265 265 328 $554,834 12/14/2015
Indonesia 2/13/2013 $299,079 108 108 215 $576,440 12/14/2015
Iraq 1/31/2013 $2,384 1 2 9 $12,496 12/14/2015
Israel 1/17/2013 $364,300 26 29 280 $2,182,213 12/14/2015
Italy 1/17/2013 $4,720,430 517 568 2507 $16,283,123 12/14/2015
Jamaica 12/25/2012 $27,934 4 5 20 $143,648 12/14/2015
Japan 3/1/2013 $0 0 148 363 $4,880,841 12/14/2015
Jordan 1/17/2013 $19,124 4 6 15 $30,595,644 12/14/2015
Kenya 1/18/2013 $17,501 8 8 33 $50,410 12/14/2015
Kuwait 1/17/2013 $119,577 10 10 18 $276,902 12/14/2015
Latvia 1/18/2013 $31,273 6 6 31 $144,381 12/14/2015
Lebanon 1/17/2013 $49,506 13 13 32 $164,007 12/14/2015
Lithuania 1/25/2013 $38,056 11 11 44 $124,867 12/14/2015
Malaysia 3/14/2013 $76,665 37 37 95 $181,343 12/14/2015
Mexico 1/18/2013 $986,119 449 449 1894 $4,026,816 12/14/2015
Netherlands 1/17/2013 $893,719 87 90 758 $4,721,883 12/14/2015
New Zealand 1/24/2013 $382,771 57 59 453 $1,697,431 12/14/2015
Nigeria 1/18/2013 $50,484 9 9 90 $249,139 12/14/2015
North America 12/25/2012 $30,122,888 3010 3012 21060 $162,805,434
Norway 1/18/2013 $606,450 139 139 482 $3,517,987 12/14/2015
Oman 1/17/2013 $22,920 4 4 7 $48,541 12/14/2015
Peru 2/7/2013 $0 0 26 82 $424,379 12/14/2015
Philippines 3/13/2013 $95,499 62 62 91 $137,177 12/14/2015
Poland 1/18/2013 $0 0 118 440 $2,691,572 12/14/2015
Portugal 1/24/2013 $374,084 64 64 357 $1,237,455 12/14/2015
Qatar 1/17/2013 $42,286 4 4 8 $94,953 12/14/2015
Romania 1/18/2013 $190,998 42 42 181 $575,978 12/14/2015
Russia (CIS) 1/17/2013 $5,514,730 750 750 2685 $15,975,993 12/14/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 1/17/2013 $41,371 22 22 109 $206,835 12/14/2015
Singapore 3/21/2013 $163,662 19 19 43 $410,216 12/14/2015
Slovakia 1/17/2013 $103,803 35 35 145 $386,392 12/14/2015
Slovenia 1/17/2013 $42,024 13 13 89 $169,402 12/14/2015
South Africa 1/18/2013 $106,098 34 34 207 $525,274 12/14/2015
South Korea 3/21/2013 $832,754 346 346 613 $1,732,340 12/14/2015
Spain 1/18/2013 $3,376,672 541 541 3785 $14,282,117 12/14/2015
Suriname 1/4/2013 $3,513 1 1 6 $15,432 12/14/2015
Sweden 1/18/2013 $1,169,848 163 163 826 $5,723,060 12/14/2015
Switzerland 1/17/2013 $0 0 8 23 $4,359,137 12/14/2015
Syria 1/19/2013 $114 1 2 11 $4,708 12/14/2015
Taiwan 2/27/2013 $102,478 47 47 112 $437,390 12/14/2015
Thailand 3/14/2013 $107,761 34 34 70 $227,415 12/14/2015
Trinidad 1/2/2013 $59,327 10 10 45 $174,031 12/14/2015
Turkey 2/1/2013 $231,859 52 52 252 $982,231 12/14/2015
Ukraine 1/17/2013 $401,451 104 104 393 $1,118,961 12/14/2015
United Arab Emirates 1/17/2013 $304,464 30 30 58 $790,029 12/14/2015
United Kingdom 1/18/2013 $4,546,811 580 580 2853 $24,893,462 12/14/2015
Uruguay 1/18/2013 $26,396 6 6 47 $207,333 12/14/2015
Venezuela 1/18/2013 $0 0 54 170 $1,109,361 12/14/2015
Vietnam 3/15/2013 $33,329 23 23 47 $87,713 12/14/2015
Worldwide Total$449,948,323 12/14/2015

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