Les Miserables & Django Unchained Send The Hobbit To 3rd Place In The U.S.

les_miserables_ver7What a Christmas Day in the States! FANDANGO have already reported that this period has been the highest grossing presage ticket period ever and the results are in.

LES MISERABLES (2,808 screens) stormed the U.S. Box Office for its opening day gross of a huge $18m and sources around the trades are suggesting that Universal were hoping for $10m opening day for the famed musical. Well there’s a present for you to round out your stellar, record breaking year Universal!

DJANGO UNCHAINED (3,100 screens) also hit pay dirt on Christmas day raking in $15m. It’s a smashing result for Sony/Weinstein in consideration the film is a hard R, 167 minutes long and reportedly very violent. Not that violence is a huge deterrent in the States, moreso its kind of against the yuletide spirit.

THE HOBBIT (4,100+ screens) slipped into 3rd with $11.3m for the day, the film has now amassed north of $168m in the U.S.

Here’s the U.S. Christmas Day Top Ten (via Deadline)

1. Les Misérables (Working Title/Universal) NEW [Runs 2,808]
Christmas Day $18.0M

2. Django Unchained (Sony/Weinstein) NEW [Runs 3,010]
Christmas Day $15.0M

3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (MGM/WB) Week 2 [Runs 4,100]
Christmas Day $11.3M, Cume $168.3M

4. Parental Guidance (Chernin/Fox) NEW [Runs 3,358]
Christmas Day $6.4M

5. Jack Reacher (Skydance/Paramount) Week 1 [Runs 3,352]
Christmas  Day $5.3M, Cume $23.2M

6. This Is 40 (Universal) Week 1 [Runs 2,913]
Christmas Day $4.4M, Cume $17.3M

8. The Guilt Trip (Skydance/Paramount) Week 1 [Runs 2,431]
Christmas Day $2.6M, Cume $11.0M

8. Lincoln (DreamWorks/Fox/Disney) Week 7 [Runs 1,966]
Christmas Day $2.3M, Cume $120.2M

9. Monsters Inc 3D (Pixar/Disney) Week 1 [Runs 2,618]
Christmas Day $1.4M, Cume $8.4M

10. Skyfall (MGM/Sony) Week 7 [Runs 1,637]
Christmas Day $1.3M, Cume $282.4M