"Lone Survivor" received wide release on Friday, Jan. 10 and became the surprise hit within mere hours; it won the box this weekend with a projected take of $38.5 million based upon Friday's ticket sales according to Variety; however, that estimate may be increased by as much as double due to the word of mouth praise the film has received. The demand for viewing has been so large that one theater in Texas cancelled their weekend showings of other films in order to accommodate the crowds according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The general manager of the The Grand Theatre 14 in Conroe, Texas confirmed the authenticity of a photo announcing the cancellations that has gone viral. "Lone Survivor did far more business than we expected it to and we did make room for it," he said.
The cancellation affected the screenings of other hit films including The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Grudge Match, Paranormal Activity, Anchorman 2 and other titles "due to the hit movie Lone Survivor."
The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards were held on Sunday evening and the winners are:
— Picture, Drama: "12 Years a Slave."
— Picture, Musical or Comedy: "American Hustle."
— Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club."
— Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine."
— Director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity."
— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street."
— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, "American Hustle."
— Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club."
— Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle."
— Foreign Language: "The Great Beauty."
— Animated Film: "Frozen."
— Screenplay: Spike Jonze, "Her."
— Original Score: Alex Ebert, "All Is Lost."
— Original Song: "Ordinary Love" (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
— Series, Drama: "Breaking Bad."
— Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad."
— Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, "House of Cards."
— Series, Musical or Comedy: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."
— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation."
— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."
— Miniseries or Movie: "Behind the Candelabra."
— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake."
— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra."
— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, "Dancing on the Edge."
— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan."