Page 2 - Box Office Report: "Lone Survivor" Cracks Cold Weekend For New Releases
The fourth and fifth spots on Friday were occupied by Oscar contenders The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle with $2.7 and $2.6 million respectively. Martin Scorsese’s Wolf is headed for a $9 million weekend, about the same as the predicted earnings for David O’Russel’s Hustle.
This would put the Christian Bale starrer at about $95 million total. The Wolf of Wall Street, meanwhile, should finish the weekend with an overall total of $72.3 million.
It hasn’t been a great weekend for new releases, which can be put down to the time of year. With the Golden Globes and the Oscars both approaching, new releases in January are more likely to just serve as filler, rather than aim for record-breaking earnings.