The Tower Repeats to Ring in the New Year
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|2||Les Miserables (uk/us)||12/19/12||21.40%||525,258||4,207,834||587|
|3||Life of Pi (us)||1/1/13||17.70%||345,807||610,835||392|
|5||Wreck-It Ralph (us)||12/13/12||3.60%||92,471||802,151||279|
|6||The Hobbit (us)||12/13/12||3.50%||79,246||2,776,058||262|
|8||Niko 2: Little Brother (gr)||12/25/12||2.20%||60,030||371,661||226|
|9||Marrying the Mafia 5||12/19/12||2.00%||50,052||1,133,216||210|
|10||The Nutcrack 3D (us)||1/3/13||1.00%||26,933||34,821||132|
Staying almost flat at number 1 was The Tower with 812,841, which has already soared over the 3.5 million mark. 5 million seems a sure thing at this point though it should begin to wind down now that holidays are behind us.
Les Miserables continues its strong run with another 525,258 (down only 30%). With 4.2 million and counting, Korea looks to be one of the strongest global markets for this popular musical.
Love 911 slid just over 30% as it posted 246,937, leaping over the 2 million milestone in the process. The film will end well over 2.5 and may come close to 3.
US animation Wreck-It Ralph ascended to fifth place with 92,471 as it looks to score a million admissions.
Next week will see CJ's musical drama My Little Hero, Showbox's shaman gangster comedy Man on the edge and the much-touted Cloud Atlas bustling into theaters. On the back of a big press machine, look for the latter the clinch the top spot.
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