Other Oscar nominated pictures, including “Lincoln” and “Life of Pi,” saw a big Friday night spike in attendance as well.
“Django” took a pretty big Oscar dip. Does it finally seem like damaged goods?
“Gangster Squad,” dismissed by some, praised as a gangster Western by me (review here) is headed toward what may be a sub-$20 million weekend, based on Friday’s numbers. I doubt if the word of mouth will be that bad on it, so we’ll see what Saturday’s numbers show.
“A Haunted House,” a lumbering comedy in the “Paranormal Black-tivity” vein (Marlon W. would appreciate that, my review here) is doing quite well — upper -$teens.