After a huge first weekend, "Zero" held strong through the week, grossing $118,000, $112,000 and $87,000 through December 24-26, respectively -- in just 5 theaters. It maintained by far the best per-theater-average of any film in release, and took its total to $956,000 after 8 days of release. It should have crossed the $1 million mark last night.
"Zero Dark Thirty" will expand nationwide just after the Academy Award nominations, where it is widely suspected to get a bunch of major mentions.
Holiday numbers were not made available for "Amour" or "On The Road" (the former of which also had a very strong first weekend), though they were for Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Impossible," which continued to disappoint. The true story of a Spanish (though portrayed as English) family's experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami grossed $31,083, $54,846 and $34,135 in 16 theaters over December 24-26. Though it received a nice 76% boost on Christmas Day, its numbers were underwhelming overall. After six days, the film has now grossed $263,882.
Check back with Indiewire with this weekend for a full report on the specialty box office for the last weekend of 2012. And again next week for our take on the box office winners and losers of the year.