Box Office Wrap-Up: Dec. 23 – Dec. 26


The weekend was four days this weekend? Why was the Oracle not alerted? When the amount of days changes you’d think I’d at least get some type of memo. Thankfully a few of the films opened on Christmas and so didn’t affect my bulletproof predictions.

1. King Kong 31.5m (My rank #1, .1m off)
So I almost nailed the prediction so long as no one notices that I had an extra day to hit the mark. Or did I predict correctly and just not mention it to anyone? It’s the age old question; am I crazy or a fox?

2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 30.1m (My rank #2, 5.4m off)
This one I’m totally calling bull on. If I’d know it was a four day weekend I probably would have been within twenty bucks or something. Yes, I can have it both ways.

3. Fun with Dick and Jane 23.5m (My rank #4, 3.0m off)
It won the weekend against all the other new releases. You’ve got to take your victories where you can get them people.

4. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 14.7m (My rank #3, 8.2m off)
Whoever had to see this with the kiddies deserves combat pay.

5. The Family Stone 10.8m (My rank #5, .4m off)
Somewhere the diamond cartel is smiling about The Family Stone‘s marketing.

6. Memoirs of a Geisha 10.2m (My rank: #7, 4.9m off)
Waaaay more people were interested in this than I would have thought. Memoirs are huge this year as evidenced by the latest greenlit project The Memoirs of your Mom.

7. The Ringer 8.4 (My rank: #8, 3.3m off)
Contrary to popular belief this is not Jackass 2. Johnny Knoxville is only doing serious roles from here on out.

8. Rumor Has it 7.4 (My rank: #6, .6m off)
And here’s to you Ms. Aniston, Mr. Pitt has left and gone away. Hey, hey, hey.

9. Wolf Creek 5.9m (My rank: #9, 1.2m off)
Wolf Creek did really well with only two days. Good on ya.

10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 5.7m (My rank: Not Ranked)
Hey, what are you doing in the top ten?

Weekend Box-Office Estimates
(in millions)
King Kong
The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Fun with Dick and Jane
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
The Family Stone
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Ringer
Rumor Has It
Wolf Creek
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Weekend: Nov. 15, 2018, Nov. 18, 2018

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