Weekend Box Office: ‘The Hobbit’ #1 Passes $600M Global, ‘Django’ Clobbers ‘Les Miz’ Which Crosses $100M Worldwide In 9 Days

SUNDAY 1:30 AM, 2ND UPDATE: It’s a big holiday weekend, up from last year. Full analysis later today as the holiday box office reveals blockbuster successes and epic fails. For now MGM/New Line/Warner Bros’ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey crossed $200M domestic in 15 nights Friday on its way to $225M. Overseas, Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth epic playing in 62 territories has an international cume of roughly $400M going into Sunday. That’s about $600M worldwide and still climbing. Surprisingly, Working Title/Universal’s Les Misérables placed behind Quentin Tarantino’s controversial Django Unchained from The Weinstein Company, quite a feat for an R-rated pic. “We are having a really big day on Django!” a TWC exec gushes to me Saturday. “From what I can tell, it looks like we will be very close to Hobbit.” Yowza! Meanwhile, Tom Hooper’s musical slips to #3 but crossed $100 million worldwide Saturday in 9 days. Playing this weekend in 8 international territories — Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Hungary and Spain — its overseas gross is $36.6M going into Sunday. Combined with the expected U.S. total of $67M, the worldwide cume should be $115+M by then. And Sony Picures’ platforming Zero Dark Thirty made another $325K this weekend with a $65K per screen average for a $1.4M cume from just 5 theaters. Here are the Top Ten films based on weekend estimates:

1. The Hobbit (MGM/Wwarner Bros) Week 3 [Runs 4,100] PG13
Friday $10.7M, Saturday $11.3M, Weekend $31.5M, Est Cume $221.3M

2. Django Unchained (Sony/Weinstein) Week 1 [Runs 3,010] R
Friday $9.6M, Saturday $11.2M, Weekend $31.0M, Est Cume $64.0M

3. Les Misérables (Working Title/Universal) Week 1 [Runs 2,814] PG13
Friday $9.4M, Saturday $9.7M, Weekend $27.4M, Est Cume $66.8M

4. Parental Guidance (Walden/Fox) Week 1 [Runs 3,367] PG
Friday $5.0M, Saturday $5.1M, Weekend $14.4M, Est Cume $29.0M

5. Jack Reacher (Skydance/Paramount) Week 2 [Runs 3,352] PG13
Friday $4.5M, Saturday $5.2M, Weekend $14.0M, Est Cume $44.5M

6. This Is 40 (Universal) Week 2 [Runs 2,914] R
Friday $4.1M, Saturday $4.5M, Weekend $12.5M, Est Cume $36.4M

7. Lincoln (DreamWorks/Fox/Disney) Week 8 [Runs 1,966] PG13
Friday $2.3M, Saturday $2.6M, Weekend $7.5M, Est Cume $132.0M

8. The Guilt Trip (Skydance/Paramount) Week 2 [Runs 2,431] PG13
Friday $2.0M, Saturday $2.5M, Weekend $7.0M, Est Cume $21.4M

9. Monsters Inc 3D (Pixar/Disney) Week 2 [Runs 2,618] G
Friday $2.2M, Saturday $2.2M, Weekend $6.2M, Est Cume $18.3M

10. Rise Of The Guardians (DWA/Par) Week 5 [Runs 3,031]
Friday $1.7M, Saturday $1.6M, Weekend $5.0M, Est Cume $90.4M

Related: ‘The Hobbit’ Back To #1 With $563M Global; ‘Les Misérables’ #2 With $71.6M Worldwide; ‘Django Unchained’ #3 With $34M Domestic; Billy Crystal & Bette Midler Beat Tom Cruise

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2012/12/friday-box-office-the-hobbit-1-django-neck-and-neck-with-les-miserables-394792/