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Weekend B.O. Dec. 20-22 (The Big News Is 'Dhoom 3')

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act December 22, 2013 at 12:40PM

The buzz on the street is not about "The Hobbit" or "Anchorman 2" or "American Hustle," but "Dhoom 3"
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"Dhoom 3."
"Dhoom 3."

Though it beat The Hobbit on Friday night, Anchorman 2 came in second with a solid $26 million for a $40 million total to date, which is exactly what was projected for the comedy sequel.  The Hobbit, once again no surprise, came in at No. 1 with David O. Russell’s American Hustle coming in fourth, with a solid $19 million nationwide opening.

Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks was something of a letdown, and A Madea Christmas dropped almost 50% from last weekend. With $28 million to date. Unless it does gangbuster business over the Xmas to New Year’s Day week, it will be the lowest grossing Madea film ever for Tyler Perry, bringing up again the question of if his loyal audience is finally getting bored with the character.

Just a few days ago, a friend of mine told me that his mother, who has been a loyal fan of Perry’s movies, but hadn’t bothered to see his latest stuff, refused to see Madea Christmas, saying to him (and this is a direct quote) that “I’m so tired of seeing him wearing a dress."

Has he jumped the shark?

But the most interesting box office news this weekend is that the Indian film Dhoom 3 opened with just over $3.3 million, which is the biggest opening ever for a Bollywood film in North America.

Furthermore, the three hour film is only playing on just 236 screens, with a $14,000 per screen average, giving it,  far and away  the highest per screen average of any movie currently. The action adventure film (which was partially shot in Chicago) not only, of course, was a box office smash in India this weekend, it raked in almost $30 million worldwide.

Even in Pakistan, where the government is trying to crackdown on Indian films, Dhoom 3 broke the opening day gross for any film ever.

So you want to see it don’t you? Well take a look at the trailer at the bottom of the article. Chicagoans will no doubt recognize some very familiar locations such as City Hall, Millennium Park. Michigan Ave and Lower Wacker Drive.)

1) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB $31,455,000  Total: $127,500,000 
2) Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Par. $26,776,000 Total: $40,000,000 
3) Frozen BV $19,163,000 Total: $191,555,000 
4) American Hustle Sony $19,100,000 Total: $20,200,000 
5) Saving Mr. Banks BV $9,321,000 Total: $9,947,000 
6) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire LGF $8,750,000 Total: $371,700,000 
7) Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas LGF $8,500,000 Total: $28,300,000 
8) Walking with Dinosaurs Fox $7,300,000 
9) Dhoom 3 Yash $3,305,000 
10) Thor: The Dark World BV $1,328,000 Total: $200,766,000 
11) Philomena Wein. $1,225,000 Total: $13,337,000 
12) Inside Llewyn Davis CBS $1,061,000 Total: $2,112,000


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