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

jdtp12
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Maybe I'm a special case, but a lot of the Les Mis fan I know didn't see it on Christmas Day. A lot were waiting until today or this weekend. So while obviously this isn't a universal truth, I don't think everyone who was going to see it saw it yesterday by any means.
theaternut
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Still on track.
broadwaybabywannabe2
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LES MIS had a Wednesday BOX OFFICE of $12 million for a cum of $30 million for 2 days...nice pace...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/les-miserables-tops-wednesday-box-406440
Updated On: 12/27/12 at 01:01 PM
JP2
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joined:6/2/07
THURSDAY 9:45 AM, 6TH UPDATE: Working Title/Universal’s #1 Les Misérables has grossed $28.3M internationally. Combined with the North American 2-day total of $30.3M, the worldwide cume now is $58.6M. The film is playing in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Spain so there are many overseas territories still to go.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/first-box-office-1-%E2%80%98les-miserables%E2%80%99-2-django-opening-huge-on-christmas-day/
broadwayboy101
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I saw the film yesterday in a theater in Texas, and the theater was packed - it seemed to me like the people who wouldn't normally go to a movie were coming out for it. On another note, my friend who I went with said she saw The Hobbit in the same theater on its opening day, and the theater was only half full.
metropolis10111
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$158,400,000 to go for the US title or in adjusted dollars $582,000,000 .(It's up against Grease and since that was back in 1978 tickets prices have gone a buck or two so it's only fair).....next weekend will be the big telling sign.


As for the Hobbit it would have been a better comparison if The Hobbit hadn't been out for almost 3 weeks . Maybe a Les Miz-head will give us the report of their theater count 3 weeks from now


Updated On: 12/27/12 at 01:12 PM
DAME
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That rationale is a little on the obnoxious side. Then you would have to go back to Sound Of Music. Les Miz is a big f****ing hit. Metropolis you are going to have to take a chill pill or something,. You are heading to a full internet breakdown.

HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
Updated On: 12/27/12 at 01:20 PM
JP2
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"As for the Hobbit it would have been a better comparison if The Hobbit hadn't been out for almost 3 weeks . Maybe a Les Miz-head will give us the report of their theater count 3 weeks from now"


But he mentioned seeing the Hobbit opening weekend. . .
metropolis10111
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I need to chill? Really? posting here that the movie will be the highest grossing musical of all time and updating it with box office receipts the minute they come out is NOT needing to chill? Odd that those of us that want to put a little perspective on this are being poo pooed. I thought it was in the spirit of the tread to be able to see the goal that the movie has to reach since the poster is saying it will reach the #1 slot.. well the #1 slot is a BIG slot to get too. I didn't make up the numbers I just report them. Sorry if the facts are obnoxious.

I did mention the Hobbit just as a way of saying that other movies had lines in my area too not just this one.


Box office for movie musicals
Updated On: 12/27/12 at 01:35 PM
CarlosAlberto
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But metropolis, you forget this is broadwayworld.com and you have to LOVE, I mean LOVE Les Miserables. You musn't say anything negative about this film because then you are branded a traitor and a hater of all things musical. Don't you know that it's the next best thing since a loaf of bread?!!

So yes it will be the highest gross musical of all time.

Oops I meant grossing-out.
theaternut
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Nah Metropolis.. you are not fooling anyone. You started your earlier posts with a skewed agenda. Girl time to get yourself busy with a man or something. You are coming out like a bit of a lonely troll.
theaternut
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Carlos.. how old are you? You are repeating yourself word for word. Mija.. te estas poniendo vieja!
JP2
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"But metropolis, you forget this is broadwayworld.com and you have to LOVE, I mean LOVE Les Miserables. You musn't say anything negative about this film because then you are branded a traitor and a hater of all things musical. Don't you know that it's the next best thing since a loaf of bread?!!

So yes it will be the highest gross musical of all time.

Oops I meant grossing-out."


Right, except this is BWW, where it's always been and always will be the complete opposite.



I mean, I hated Mamma Mia, but I wasn't fooling myself with how much $$ that film raked in. And Les Miz is ahead of it thus far.
Updated On: 12/27/12 at 01:45 PM
CarlosAlberto
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Well it takes one to know one mi'ja. Pot meet kettle brujita.
theaternut
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Maybe that is why I like you.
CarlosAlberto
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Right, except this is BWW, where it's always been and always will be the complete opposite.

^^ Now that's RICH! LMFPRAO!!!
JP2
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How so? Finding something that BWW generally likes is rarer than a four leaf clover. And its not just with movie musicals, its Broadway in general.


Even things that were generally loved here upon release (Dreamgirls, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray) now seem to be the usual punching bags any time a related thread is made.
CarlosAlberto
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^ This is a true statement.
theaternut
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^ Also a true statement.
CarlosAlberto
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Maybe that is why I like you..


^ Talk about rarer than a four leaf clover. Most can't stand me around these parts.
metropolis10111
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Nah theaternut.. you are not fooling anyone. You started your earlier posts with a skewed agenda. Girl time to get yourself busy with a man or something. You are coming out like a bit of a lonely shill.


Once again... just because you don't like the message don't kill the messenger.
All time Box office adjusted for ticket prices
theaternut
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Well Carlos.. with you it is like looking in a mirror for me. And I LOVE me.
DAME
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I get the chart. We all get the chart. Just another way to view things. I guess one could go back in time and compare and adjust everything. IF YOU WANT TO BE A GRINCH. But here is the deal Metropolis.. NO ONE MADE YOU THE MESSENGER..
HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
ComingUpRoses2
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I'm thrilled to see this doing so well. I thought the film was absolutely wonderful and easily the best movie musical since Chicago. I hope it inspires more musicals, especially using the live singing technique. It really brought something special to this film that worked beautifully.
EricMontreal22
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"Even things that were generally loved here upon release (Dreamgirls, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray) now seem to be the usual punching bags any time a related thread is made.:

I agree with your sentiment in general, so this isn't against that--but I remember when Dreamgirls opened, and still when the movie comes up, a certain very vocal group of members here (and one who is quite respected and has made some great recordings and releases) who simply feel the need to go on and on that people are fooling themseleves if they think ti was a hit and obviously don't know how much went into0 marketing and that it was a flop. *eye roll*