EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 1/05/2014 - The Hobbit Survives the New Year Hangover

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

Binh and I ran down the list of the top films at last weekend’s figures. The majority of the top films experienced drop-offs of 30%-50%. I was thinking the New Year’s Weekend would hold up better, but a glance at BoxOfficeMojo.com proved me wrong.

We were right on the mark in our prediction with the week’s only wide release, “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death.”

We debated whether or not “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” could make it to $280M, which would put it between the second and first film.

Because “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” disappointed at the box office, relative to the first two films, we were wondering if Ben Stiller’s time as a consistent draw has came and gone.

“The Imitation Game” made another $8M, same as last weekend, with only a few additional theaters. With $30.5M total so far, and following the same release pattern and revenue trajectory of “The King’s Speech,” will it be able to crack the $100M barrier reached by the latter?

“The Interview” has disappointed in limited release in theaters, but did record business online during it’s first week. Binh and I were wondering if the $15M it made online during the first week was as good as it gets. Apparently, not. The Seth Rogen comedy continues to impress, pulling in another $16M in its second week, for a total of $31M after two weeks.

Binh and I gave our weekend predictions for “Taken 3.” Turns out, I’m right :)

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