"Django Unchained" and "Les Misérables" Open Big in the Box Office

"Django Unchained" and "Les Misérables" Open Big in the Box Office

Looks like it's a Christmas miracle for the film industry: According to Deadline, it was a very good night for the box office with the release of two of the season's biggest films - Django Unchained and Les Misérables - bringing in major audiences to the theaters.

Early evening grosses put Les Mis at the top spot, with an estimated $17.5 million earned so far - though that number could go up to as high as $20 million by tomorrow. Django Unchained took the #2 spot with about $13 million in estimated earnings, huge numbers for an 'R' rated film released over the holidays.

As for the rest of the box office - The Hobbit moved down to the #3 spot with about $8 million earned, Parental Guidance opened at the #4 spot with an estimated $5.5 million earned, and Jack Reacher, which opened on Friday, came in at the #5 spot with between $4 million and $5 million earned.

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[via Deadline]

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