The Tower Rises to First in Powerful Xmas Weekend
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|2||Les Miserables (uk/us)||12/19/12||26.70%||751,684||2,955,910||621|
|4||The Hobbit (us)||12/13/12||8.40%||204,958||2,533,231||383|
|5||Marrying the Mafia 5||12/19/12||5.00%||144,316||961,275||338|
|6||Wreck-It Ralph (us)||12/13/12||3.90%||113,083||570,142||320|
|7||Niko 2: Little Brother (de)||12/25/12||3.20%||95,513||207,057||284|
|9||My P.S. Partner||12/6/12||2.20%||57,345||1,767,310||157|
Leading the frame was the very last wide Korean release of the year, the big-budget disaster tentpole The Tower. The film debuted to a solid 873,155 following its enormous debut on Christmas on Tuesday, when it posted the second-highest opening day for a Korean film. Things are looking good for the film as its prepares to conquer the New Year's holiday.
Meanwhile Les Miserables barely saw any decline as it scored another 751,684. The musical blockbuster is already less than a day away from the 3 million mark. An extraordinary performance to date and there no reason to think it will let up any time soon.
The Hobbit saw another big drop as it saw its take sliced in half for 204,958. At this rate the blockbuster may not cross the 3 million milestone, though it will certainly come close.
Marrying the Mafia 5 rounded out the top 5 with 144,316, a steep slide from its debut.
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