Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the global leader in box office measurement, today announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of January 6, 2013 as compiled by the company's Box Office EssentialsT and International Box Office Essentials theatrical measurement services.
As the trusted standard for all studio box office reporting, Rentrak provides intelligence into overnight theatre-level reporting across the global theatrical market. Coupled with the official reported data, studios are able to analyze admissions and gross results in over 50 territories using Rentrak's suite of products.
Rentrak's President of Theatrical Worldwide, Ron Giambra commented, "For the fourth consecutive weekend The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the No. 1 film in the world with an estimated weekend gross of $74.6 million and a new worldwide cume of $824.8 million. Life of Pie is the No. 1 film internationally with an estimated weekend of $60.1 million and crossed the $300 million mark overseas.
The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, January 6, 2013 are below.
1.Texas Chainsaw 3D - Lionsgate - $23.0M
2.Django Unchained - The Weinstein Company - $20.1M
3.Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The - Warner Bros. - $17.5M
4.Les Miserables - Universal - $16.1M
5.Parental Guidance - 20th Century Fox - $10.1M
6.Jack Reacher - Paramount - $9.3M
7.This Is 40 - Universal - $8.6M
8.Lincoln - Disney - $5.3M
9.Guilt Trip, The - Paramount - $4.5M
10.Promised Land - Focus Features - $4.3M
11.Monsters, Inc. - Disney - $3.9M
12.Silver Linings Playbook - The Weinstein Company - $3.6M
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