The holiday sees strong traffic at the mutliplex; family comedy “Parental Guidance” is the third new film to open on Christmas day.
Universal’sÂ Les MiserablesÂ opened to a strong No. 1 on Christmas day with an expected take of $17.5 million, surpassing industry expectations.
Quentin Tarantino‘sÂ Django UnchainedÂ also did bang-up business on its first day, grossing a projected $14 million, the top opening for an R-rated film on Christmas Day, exceeding the $10 million earned byÂ AliÂ in 2002.
Hollywood was pleased with the level of traffic at the multiplex for Christmas Day.
Placing No. 3 wasÂ Peter Jackson‘sÂ The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyÂ with an anticipated $10.8 million.
Also opening Tuesday was Fox’s family comedyÂ Parental Guidance, starringÂ Billy Crystal, Bette MidlerÂ andÂ Marisa Tomei.Â The movie came in No. 4 with a projected $6 million to $7 million.
The trio of new films struck a chord with moviegoers:Â Les MisÂ received an A CinmeaScore, whileDjangoÂ andÂ Parental GuidanceÂ both received an A-.