Good news for Martin Scorsese's new pic, The Wolf of Wall Street: It looks like the film is already doing very well in ticket sales after hitting theaters on Christmas day. So well, in fact, that it just might beat out current top spot holder, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, for number one at the box office.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, both The Wolf of Wall Street and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug took in about $9 million to $10 million each on Christmas day, but The Wolf of Wall Street had a "slight" lead by late evening. Final numbers won't be available until later, but it really does look like Wolf of Wall Street might win the box office, here.
The news wasn't so good for the Keanu Reeves-starring 47 Ronin: According to initial numbers, the film only took in about $6.5 million for the day, putting it well behind other films—and well behind matching its $175 million budget. Even worse, warly predictions warn that it could have trouble hitting the $20 million mark by Sunday night if ticket sales continue the way they are. Sorry, Keanu.
We'll have the final box office numbers for you when they're made available.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]