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UPDATE: Weekend B.O. Jan. 18-20 (Mama Doubles Its Production Cost, Django Scores Big Overseas while Arnie Flops)

UPDATE: Weekend B.O. Jan. 18-20 (Mama Doubles Its Production Cost, Django Scores Big Overseas while Arnie Flops)

The Gulliermo del Toro produced ghost story/horror film Mama did better than expected, while former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen was underwhelming, to say the least.

The $15 million dollar Mama was No.1 this weekend, with an excellent $33.2 million opening, twice what it cost to produce it, while Arnie’s action movie, The Last Stand, did a paltry $7.4 million.

Allen Hughes’ film noirish Broken Cuity underperformed, while Marlon Wayans’ A Haunted House, though it took a big dip, is well into the black, considering its very modest $2.5 million production budget.

Django Unchanged still shows signs of strength, with a total to date of over $140 million, making it, far and away, the biggest success domestically of any Quentin Tarantino movie. And adding to that are the numbers in overseas markets where the film opened this week in some 48 countries making $48 million total in its opening weekend numbers.

1)     Mama Uni. $33. million

2)    Zero Dark Thirty (Columbia Pictures) – $21.4 million ($55.9M total)

3)    Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Co.) – $14.2 million ($58. 1M total)

4)    Broken City (20th Century Fox) – $10 million

5)     Gangster Squad (Warner Bros.) – $9.1 million ($32.2M total)

6)     Django Unchained (The Weinstein Co.) – $9.6 million ($140.2M total)

7)     A Haunted House (Open Road Films) – $8.3 million ($29.9M total)

8)     Les Miserables (Universal Pictures) – $7.8 million ($132.1M total)

9)     The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros.) – $6.4 million ($287.3M total)

10)    The Last Stand (Lionsgate) $7.4million

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How'd LUV do?


Nice for Django. The more money the better.


Strange…,,, all have Haunted House in the #6 position this weekend.

D.C. Kirkwood

I went to see the legendary, crusty Arnold, and I enjoyed it. He's a legend and always will be. The movie was about an old sheriff and he played that part to the tee and even cracked jokes and himself which made the movie all the more fun.


The problem with Arnold's film is that it looked so pedestrian. Arnold movies used to be events. And for his first starring role in over a decade, the movie should have been a high concept vehicle. This movie looks like something Stone Cold Steve Austin or Randy Couture would star in. There was nothing remotely interesting about it based on the commercials. He dropped the ball in deciding to go with this project. He really needs more interesting material to catch people's attention after all these years.

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