Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Movies In Theaters Dec 19th and 21st - Rotten Tomatoes
Wednesday: Monsters Inc (3D; 2600 theaters) and The Guilt Trip (2400 theaters) opened Wednesday in 4th place and 2nd, respectively. Nether came close to The Hobbit. They were in the one million range while The Hobbit pulled in six times that. You know what Monsters Inc is (95% positive reviews; rated G). The Guilt Trip is that thing with Seth Rogan and Barbra Streisand (36% positive reviews; rated PG-13).

Friday: Jack Reacher, the new Tom Cruise actioner, will open in 3200 theaters (67% positive reviews; PG-13). This is 40, Judd Apatow's latest, will be in 2900 (59% positive reviews; rated R). There will also be a Cirque de Soleil (60%; PG) movie in 800 theaters.

Likely Box Office: nothing will challenge The Hobbit, which should hold about $30-$40M of last weekend's record gross. Jack Reacher and This is 40 should be in the teens, while Monsters Inc and The Guilt Trip should be somewhere below $10M. Cirque de Soleil may take in two or three million.


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