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Les Mis set to be highest grossing movie musical of all time.

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There is already a dubbed Spanish version.
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The film is doing fine at 115 million worldwide already and it has not ever opened in places like the UK yet (or many other countries). This figure is not inc New Years Eve or New Years day and is about 5 days behind internationally.

In America it will easily head over the 100 million mark, worldwide (inc America)i would guess between 250 million to 300 million will be its final gross, a very decent gross from a 60 million budget
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SO who's going to give us the update of there screenings this weekend? It's looking pretty soft this week. Yesterday it did less then $5mil. Surprised it's looking steam with so many sold out shows and people clamoring to see it.
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Well, here's the domestic box office report through Thursday:

http://www.variety.com/charts/film/domestic-film-box-office/weekly/

That's the first time I've checked how it's doing at the B.O. Not overly concerned about it being #1. Just that it's good, and so far most people tend to feel it's a good film adaptation. Of course, NOBODY will matter after I see it. EVERYBODY just loves the current budget tour. There's only one person who hates it as much as I do...me! *evil laughter*
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Just check this site for running box office estimates...
http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=daily&id=lesmiserables2012.htm 92M domestic through 11 days

and Mamma Mia is here: http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=mammamia.htm (144M US; 465M Foreign) 65M domestic trhough 11 days)

Grease: http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=grease.htm (not adjusted for inflation)

Highest US Grosses for Live Action Musicals: (i.e. Lion King is not on the list) http://boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=musical.htm



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"SO who's going to give us the update of there screenings this weekend? It's looking pretty soft this week. Yesterday it did less then $5mil. Surprised it's looking steam with so many sold out shows and people clamoring to see it."

It's looking like $16-17m this weekend, which is about a 37% drop from last weekend. In what world is a 37% drop on a major studio release "soft"?

After 2 weeks, it will cross 100 million at the domestic box office this weekend. Mamma Mia! crossed 100m after 4 weeks.

I mean, you yourself said this weekend would be telling. And it is. What we can see is that Les Miz is holding incredibly well. If it was as "front loaded" as some had claimed we'd certainly be following the usual second week drop of 50% or more.

Updated On: 1/5/13 at 07:35 PM
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I agree that it's the highest grossest movie musical of all time!!!
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Just got it in the mail yesterday. It was the last screener I was missing. I had received it before but it would not play. I have seen everything. Argo will win best pic. LM is still kicking ass in the Box Office and is just starting to roll out in most of Europe.
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Les Mis just passed Dreamgirls on the domestic chart after 13 days and now is at 103,650,000. Mamma Mia was at 72M after 13 days.
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I'm really suprised it wasn't playing at more theaters for the first two weeks considering the holidays.
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@Dame Kind of on- and off-topic... what would you rank the eligible Best Picture nominees from most-likely to win to not? :)
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Just think - if they had cast veterans of the stage verison in the leads, they could have had a hit on the level of the film versions of RENT and THE PRODUCERS!
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Then they would have had a film that would stand the test of time.

But I'm glad you are such a supporter of today's greed.
I bet they would have made even more with Taylor Swift in it!
Too bad they made the mistake of taking Samantha Barks, right?

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Updated On: 1/7/13 at 08:07 AM
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I hope this happens! The numbers and award nominations are great so far!
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"I bet they would have made even more with Taylor Swift in it!"

Not a Swift fan here, but that song/part was so harmless in the movie it should have gone to her. She could have at least gotten some "attention". Samantha is pretty and she sings well, but the part is just so insignificant in this movie. If I wasn't familiar with the material, I would have wondered who/why she was even there. Why do we care at all she has unrequited love? The song is so big it's almost laughable they would give such an insignificant character such heavy emotions.

In the novel her cross-dressing is a big deal (if I remember right), in this movie, it seems like she is just dressing up to fight. I figured they didn't think the audience would suspend disbelief that Marius and Cossette actually mistook her for a boy they didn't know.

That should have been a meaty part, I would go so far to say it should have been cut. What service does it do the "story" or plot here?
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Eponine is only slightly more useful to the plot than a mailbox because she can sing.
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Tveit and Barks were the tributes to Broadway and to the West End, both of which popularized Les Miserables immensely.
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Taylor Swift would have been enough to keep me away from the film in movie theaters. I'd sooner have seen Miley Cyrus play Eponine.
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So how much of an uptick will come money wise from the noms?
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I think it is about to be released in the rest of Europe next week?
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Today’s overseas openings for Working Title/Universal’s Oscar-nominated Les Misérables pushes it past $200 million worldwide. Domestic grosses are currently at $109M and international grosses at $96.7M before it opens in four other territories this weekend: New Zealand, Netherlands, Cyprus and Vietnam. With tonight’s releases, Tom Hooper’s adaptedd musical is currently open in 22 international territories with 40 still to come over the next two months. Les Misérables had a record-shattering opening in the UK today, grossing an estimated $3.7M (£2.3M) for Friday alone. It is the #1 film in the marketplace by a huge margin with 46% market share.



http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/les-miserables-in-britain-opens-1-setting-records/#utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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