Box Office Predictions: 'Hobbit' Looks to End 2012 on Top
Sensei's call streak extended to 13 weeks last week. We've reached
the last predictions of the year and - how fitting - a long call streak is
on the line.
Sensei's weekend predictions and revenue results go as follows.
1. "The Hobbit" ($31 million) -
Film is set to repeat as the weekend's top film. This, and the rest of
this weekend's films, will post strong holds from last weekend's box
office totals. Some will even post increases.
2. "Les Misérables" ($28 million) - The movie musical's back! Film opened strong on Christmas Day, expect a very healthy weekend gross.
3. "Django Unchained" ($25 million) -
You wouldn't think the Christmas holiday would be the best time to
release a western. Nevertheless, audience buzz is very high for Quentin
Tarantino's latest action epic. Expect high returns.
4. "Jack Reacher" ($16 million) - Film
is set to actually increase from last weekend's total. Oh how the box
office Santa box office loves hold-overs this time of year.
5. "Parental Guidance" ($12 million) - Not
really a high profile release (at least compared to the other films
this weekend), but it does boast Billy Crystal. Film will draw in enough
cross-generational audiences to grab a top five spot.
In other calls:
Look for "Silver Linings Playbook" to grab around $5 million off its theater expansion.
That's Sensei's calls. It's been a pleasure to be with Big Hollywood readers this year. All the best to you and a happy new year.