This will be a weekend box office post purely dealing with the new movies that dropped on Christmas Day, since we had seven of them. The full weekend box office news for the older releases can be found HERE.
For a handy reminder, we had somewhat four wide releases, Walt Disney’s DIS +0.71% Into the Woods (2,478 theaters), Angelina Jolie’s directorial effort Unbroken (3,131 theaters), Mark Wahlberg’s The Gambler (2,478 theaters), and Tim Burton’s Amy Adams/Christoph Waltz art-fraud dramedy Big Eyes (1,307 theaters). Also in semi-wide release is and the 331-theater debut of The Interview, which also debuted on nationwide Video on Demand on Wednesday due to well, I think you know. Debuting in limited release was Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper in four theaters and the Martin Luther King biopic Selma in nineteen venues. May I remind you again that basically nothing opened at all in the first weekend of December? You know what should have maybe opened on the first weekend of December? The Interview!!!