A straight four Golden Globe nominations doles in bestowal towards both fairly new minted film “Django Unchained” and “Les Miserable”. The apiece nominees’ wowed the awards’ judges and the peopled weekenders nationwide. The former stating the bids on the Golden Globes categorical ballots. The latter off box office summations.
In a seven day’s wake of a musical and a revisionist western taking Christmas by box office storm for first and second their holiday debut only was a red carpet prologue to a weekend takeover.
“Les Miserable” and “Django Unchained” reel through their initial weekend comprising the top three movies from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30 along with the latest reigning #1, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”.
On its third weekly run, Warner Bros. cinematic return of Sting and Bilbo alongside Gandalf and versus Gollum advents a thrilling prequel amassing $222.7 million on its begun once and again within the Shire to danger beyond.
Universal Picture’s “Les Miserable” revolutions to third on $28. million after last week’s holiday alpha spot. Weinstein Company’s “Django Unchained”- spurring also a comic book adaptation by Vertigo Comics - is the newest movie-going attention’s throat-grabber by its director and producer Quentin Tarrantino, rolls up with $30.6 million and border the top-seeded Middle-Earth odyssey.
Eve of a New Year brinks a reset for this oncoming year’s thoroughfares of 2013 expectations. A few almost contenders for Dec. 2012 like "The Great Gatsby" highlights the break outs for 2013. Most certainly look for comic book adaptations looking to set their own mark on history or significance on the film genre like "The Avengers' or "Dark Knight Trilogy".
Current multiplex winners vie maintaining their ranks in the screen lightings from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8s oncomers : horror’s fave remake “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”; disaster-drama “The Impossible”; plus Matt Damon’s comeback in co-writing a screenplay, this time with John Krasinski (“The Office”) in “Promised Land”.
(via Box Office Mojo)