It was a Merry Christmas indeed for the film industry!!
Two of the season's blockbusters— Les Misérables and Django Unchained— got a BIG visit from Santa Claus this year with HUGE earnings from yesterday's movie theaters.
Not only did Les Miz recieve the #1 advance ticket sales of all Christmas releases EVER, but the musical also earned the top spot at the box office with total grosses at approximately $18 million.
A very different kind of film, Quentin Tarantino's gory Django Unchained, trailed close behind with earnings of approximately $15 million yesterday.
“Christmas Day has very unique play patterns by genre, region of the country, ethnicity, and target demo. You won’t really know where films are headed until Friday. But that’s a fantastic number for Les Miz.”
The controversy revolving around these films probably lent a hand to their premiere success. Who wouldn't want to see Leonardo DiCaprio throwing around the n-word or the flick that gave us all a glimpse of Anne Hathaway's va-jay-jay!! LOL.
Bring on awards season!
[Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.]