26 Years Steady at No.1
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|2||My P.S. Partner||12/6/12||25.40%||473,527||565,557||553|
|3||Rise of the Guardians (us)||11/29/12||13.60%||258,352||677,900||430|
|4||Werewolf Boy (Director's Cut)||10/31/12||8.10%||164,554||183,029||278|
|5||Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (us)||11/15/12||5.20%||104,602||2,578,609||305|
|6||Confession of Murder||11/8/12||5.10%||95,262||2,648,477||281|
|7||Tone Deaf Clinic||11/29/12||2.00%||42,000||303,714||212|
|9||Don't Cry Mommy||11/22/12||1.30%||26,550||956,740||201|
|10||Judge Dredd (us)||12/6/12||1.40%||26,402||34,731||184|
Leading the frame once again was the controversial 26 Years which almost stayed falt as it added 606,877 viewers to its total. The films will reach 2 million within a couple of days and will next look to take down the 3 million mark. Word of mouth is obviously strong on the film but given the sensitive subject matter I wouldn't be surprised if the pic stayed more or less flat for a third weekend as more wary spectators slowly warm to seeing it. However, fierce competition lies ahead in the coming weeks.
US animation Rise of the Guardians held very well as it took another 258,352 admissions. The film is comfortably making its way to the 1 million mark and may hang around for a spell on account of the holidays.
The director's cut of A Werewolf Boy all but replaced the standard release of the film and raked in 164,554, a 40% fall from last weekend. All accounted for, the film is on track to cross 7 million soon, which will be its final milestone.
The Hobbit opens next week and will certainly take the top spot, the only question is just how big it will be. Hard to judge the excitement for the project but while I think it will do well, I doubt it will set any records.
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