Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: January 15th, 2012

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Contraband tops the box office over the MLK weekend Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: January 15th, 2012

Mark Wahlberg’s latest effort Contraband (co-starring Kate Beckinsale) topped the box office over the Martin Luther King weekend. The thriller should see out the four days with a great $30 million gross, or $24.1 million for three days.

Wahlberg is something of an inconsistent star, with audiences mainly going to see his action/thriller efforts (like Contraband), although Oscar winner, The Fighter, was something of an exception, grossing $93 million. In fact, Contraband (read our review) has had one of the best openings in Marky Mark’s movie career, with top honors going to Planet of the Apes ($68 million) and A Perfect Storm ($41 million), both of which went on to gross over $180 million domestically. This remake won’t hit such dizzy heights, but if it holds in the coming weeks, then it could have a shot at getting somewhere near the $100 million mark.

Disney’s 3D re-release of Beauty and the Beast should see the weekend out with $18.4 million. That’s down from The Lion King 3D’s launch of $30 million, where it went on to gross over $94 million. It should be noted that Disney has also just released the 3D Blu-ray of Beauty and the Beast, annoying theatre owners, and possibly harming grosses. Disney probably doesn’t care, it’s money for old rope  – and it should shift merchandise and add to the $382 million worldwide gross that the film already scored over twenty years ago.

Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol continues to do good business. The Tom Cruise starrer should bank $11.5 million over the three days for a great $187 million total. It’s now the second highest grossing film in the series, and it’s on target to out-gross the $215 million of Mission: Impossible II. So far, the film has grossed over $500 million worldwide, and it should beat the $546 million global gross of the second instalment from 2000.

Mission Impossible 4 continues to impress at the box office Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: January 15th, 2012

Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton team-up Joyful Noise should score $11.3 million over the weekend, need I say more?

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows should score an additional $8.8 million over the three days. That ups its cumulative gross to $170 million. It won’t top the $209 million of the previous instalment, but it will get close to $200 million, which isn’t bad going.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo should end the three day weekend with another $7.3 million. That brings the total of  the David Fincher directed film to just under $90 million (over $120 million globally).

The Devil Inside plummeted on its second weekend, grossing just $7.5 million over the three day weekend. That’s down 76 % from its debut last weekend when it grossed $33 million. The horror has now upped its cume to $47 million.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked banked $5.8 million and brought its total to $118 million. Looks like there might just be another instalment.

The Steven Spielberg film, War Horse should gallop to $5.5 over the three days, upping its cumulative gross to a smidgen under $67 million.

Meryl Streep’s latest Oscar contender, The Iron Lady should see the weekend out with about $5.3 million, for a $5.9 million total. This gross should swell as the film gains awards momentum.

Cameron Crowe effort We Bought A Zoo dropped out of the top ten, grossing about $5.2 million over the three days for a $63 million gross.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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TAGS: alvin and the chipmunks 3, box office, iron, mission impossible, mission impossible 4, sherlock holmes, sherlock holmes 2, the devil inside, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, war horse, we bought a zoo

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  1. Tom Cruise keeps people coming back. If he’s washed up he seems to bring people back. Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol is my fave of all of them.

    • All jokes and controversy aside, Tom Cruise is a brilliant action star and always delivers!

      • True story.

        *signed*

    • Nothing comes close to Ghost Protocol. It’s the best action movie in the last 10 years !

  2. Wow mi4 is still going strong may see it again :)

  3. Hey check out (and like) an interesting take on the movie “Joyful Noise” by one of the contributors of Culture Catch Mr. Judell at: http://culturecatch.com/film/joyful-noise

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