A Werewolf Boy Claims 4th Win During Crowded Weekend
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|2||Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (us)||11/15/12||21.50%||468,965||1,940,783||536|
|3||Don't Cry Mommy||11/22/12||19.20%||425,916||538,138||444|
|4||Confession of Murder||11/8/12||15.10%||310,819||2,109,450||382|
|7||Rise of the Guardians (us)||11/29/12||2.80%||50,523||56,850||197|
|8||Iron Bag Man||11/22/12||1.20%||26,250||42,208||119|
|9||Tone Deaf Clinic||11/29/12||1.20%||25,876||42,251||203|
A Werewolf Boy posted 550,880 admissions in its 4th weekend which represented a 40% drop and was enough to push it over the 6 million mark. The film finally seems to be losing steam but should still have enough juice to make it over the 7 million mark though anything further is looking less certain at this point. Regardless, an exceptional and unexpected run.
Opening at number 3 was the controversial revenge drama Don't Cry Mommy which overperformed as it recorded 425,916 admissions. The pic was likely fueled by the outrage surrounding the real events regarding underage sexual victimization it depicts. It will be interesting to see if the film can maintain its position but reviews on the pic following its Busan bow were not particularly strong.
Confession of Murder demonstrated another strong hold after falling only 25% for 310,819. The film has now comfortably crossed the 2 million mark and will definitely get over 2.5 but 3 million may be a stretch.
Meanwhile Masquerade receded another 36% for 62,631 but it crossed the 12 million mark on Thursday, which will be its final milestone: an extraordinary run.
Kid's flick Rise of the Guardians opens wide next weekend while the Korean offerings Tone Deaf Clinic (which sold 25,876 tickets in previews this weekend) and 26 Years will bustle into wide release. I am particularly curious about the latter's performance. However, it may once again be a holdover that dominates the frame.
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