‘Django Unchained’ Remains #1 After Oscar Nominations

on January 11, 2013 by Daniel Garris

While Django Unchained didn't experience an Oscar bump on Thursday, the Best Picture nominee from The Weinstein Company was still able to remain in first place with a daily take of $1.87 million. Django Unchained was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday and down 52 percent from last Thursday. With a weekly take of $28.06 million, Django Unchained was the week's top film. The film fell 47 percent from the previous week. Django Unchained has grossed an impressive $114.33 million in 17 days, placing it 14.5 percent ahead of the $99.86 million 17-day take of 2010's True Grit.

On the heels of its Best Picture nomination, Universal's Les Misérables increased 8 percent over Wednesday to hold steady in second with $1.39 million. The Tom Hooper directed musical was down 58 percent from last Thursday. Les Misérables placed in fourth for the week with $21.59 million. That was down 55 percent from the previous week and brings the film's 17-day domestic total to a healthy $109.08 million.

Warner's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey grossed $1.15 million to stay in third. The Peter Jackson directed fantasy blockbuster fell 2 percent from Wednesday and 70 percent from last Thursday. The Hobbit finished in third for the week with $22.75 million. With a four-week gross of $269.04 million, The Hobbit is running 16 percent stronger than the $232.10 million four-week take of 2007's I Am Legend.

Lincoln experienced one of the day's stronger Oscar bumps, as it increased 44 percent and three spots over Wednesday to take fourth on Thursday with $0.722 million. The Steven Spielberg directed Best Picture nominee from Disney has grossed $146.27 million to date. Silver Linings Playbook also experienced a very strong Oscar bump on Thursday. The Best Picture nominee from The Weinstein Company was up 57 percent over Wednesday to gross $0.568 million. Silver Linings Playbook has grossed $36.31 million to date in limited release and will expand into wide release a week from today.

Daily grosses for other Best Picture nominees still in theatres included $300,017 for Fox's Life of Pi (up 31 percent over Wednesday), $278,136 for Sony's Zero Dark Thirty (up 2 percent) and $91,498 for Warner's Argo (up 25 percent). Respective total grosses currently stand at $110.40 million for Argo, $92.10 million for Life of Pi and at $5.48 million for Zero Dark Thirty (which expands into wide release today).

Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Classics' Amour grossed $100,311 from just 3 locations this week and has grossed $381,276 to date in platform release.

Lionsgate's Texas Chainsaw 3D continue to show signs of being especially front-loaded, as it fell one spot and 16 percent on Thursday to take fifth with $0.704 million. The R-rated horror franchise re-launch placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $25.60 million. That was 13 percent stronger than the $22.71 million one-week take of 2006's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (which didn't have the benefit of higher priced 3D admissions).

Tags: Texas Chainsaw 3D, Amour, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Miserables, Django Unchained

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