3D THE HOBBIT (560 screens) holds the throne this weekend with another $5.85m into the kitty. Kicking it with a $10,453 screen average and a lifetime cume of $28.64m (It’ll cross $30m today) all the sun is shining on this flick. Smashing down over $1.4m everyday since thursday there’s no stopping this puppy! Can it reach $45m? Surely can!
3D LIFE OF PI (545 screens) put paid to my thoughts that she’d gone a bit too wide by kicking in a $4.9m weekend as the screen average almost doubled since it opened to $9,060. Earning $7.965m since it opened on New Years Day its grossed nearly $1.33m everyday. Kapow! Aza shuts up and gets back in his box! Can it get to $20m? Yep should finish up right on!
LES MISERABLES (388 screens) continues its dream run against the 3D digital releases surrounding it with another $3.11m for the weekend. The flick is now well ahead of U.S. pro rata ($106m there currently) on $13.64m and with a solid $8,026 screen average LES MISERABLES should head to $23m+ before it bows out.
3D WRECK-IT RALPH (483 screens) smashed another $3m weekend for 4th bringing it to $11.64m for its season so far. With a screen average of $6,246 I’m very confident that the % swing to 2D is higher than 3D and more on that soon. The film should finish the week with a $5m+ result and RALPH should also chase down $23m before it finishes its season.
JACK REACHER (226 screens) delivers the highest screen average with a $13,014 for a $2.94m weekend result. On less than half the number of screens that the big holiday releases JACK REACHER has outperformed the U.S. Pro Rata opening weekend ($16m) with an 18.38% versus what should’ve been around the $1.6m mark. It’s a solid result and if the sun keeps shining for the next couple of days the film should be able to nudge a $5m opening week. From here the flick should be able to squeeze $10m out of Australia if GANGSTER SQUAD doesn’t hurt it too much this week.
Opening This Thursday: GANGSTER SQUAD, HITCHCOCK, 3D PARANORMAN, YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER
Figures Courtesy MPDAA
|Rank||Film||Screens||Week Gross||Screen Avg||Week No||Life Gross|
|1||The Hobbit: An Unexpected||560||$5,853,821||$10,453||1||$28,636,856|
|2||Life Of Pi||545||$4,937,861||$9,060||1||$7,965,879|
|4||Wreck It Ralph||483||$3,016,784||$6,246||1||$11,644,133|
|9||Rise Of The Guardians||290||$746,948||$2,576||4||$10,773,903|