'Les Misérables' tops Christmas box office
December 26th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

'Les Misérables' tops Christmas box office

Lucky for “Les Misérables,” it seems moviegoers were in the mood for music this Christmas.

Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the Broadway musical grossed about $17.5 million at the box office, beating other new releases such as “Django Unchained” and “Parental Guidance,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Django,” which has received rave reviews from movie critics, despite Spike Lee’s disapproval, earned at least $14 million. As The Hollywood Reporter points out, “Django” had the biggest Christmas Day opening for an R-rated film to date.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” nabbed third place with $10.8 million, while the Billy Crystal- and Bette Midler-starrer “Parental Guidance” came in fourth, earning about $7 million.

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    October 31, 2013 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Valentin Eberspacher

    Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. Les Misérables has been popularized through numerous adaptations for the stage, television, and film, including a musical and a film adaptation of that musical.,;`..

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  6. misiexec

    Broadway was much better–

    January 2, 2013 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. james tere

    Got watched it online here http://bit.ly/12OMvDJ
    This is remarkable movie that can defitnely move a person to tears. I was not expecting much but this really blew me away but their incredible acting singing and shows great morals such like persevearance leadership and standing up to their own rights even though it may lead to death. But to me, it also had its dragging moments where made me think 'get on with it' even so an absolutely wonderful show and i recommend everyone to watch it. 🙂

    January 2, 2013 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
    • we saw the movie and we agree....

      hands down....broadway was much better then the film

      January 2, 2013 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. Korean

    um,,I think Gavroche, the young little boy who sang before he died, was very cute!!!
    he was,,just full of confidence,,somewhat insolent, but I think he was just brave 😉

    December 31, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. Lynne

    I thought Anna Hathaway was very good, however, I think the best two performances were from Hugh Jackman, and Eddie Redmayne.

    December 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. It was excellent

    we loved every minute of it

    December 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pepe tanchanco

    People with a loving heart will surely love this show because it's all about love.

    December 27, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. nomansfriend

    Saw Le mis yesterday. The most amazing movie ever!!!! Not a dry eye in the house. Academy award for Hugh Jackman and Ann Hathaway!!!!

    December 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      yes i most certainly agree it was a great movie.the music was great and hugh jackman played this role perfectly

      December 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sigmond seamonster

    Topping at the box office vs. WHAT? What is there to compete against? Garbage vs. Garbage. They should have made a Terminator Musical.

    December 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Seamonster, have you seen the movie before opening your big mouth??! It is a masterpiece!!!'

      December 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. TheAntiChrist

    Le Misreablesmarble. Gun control for the miserablesmarbles.

    December 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  16. you were in there?

    what did the actor say–ipod asap

    December 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Laquanda

    I didn't like when they kept saying the N Word. Also I didn't like how they treated our peoples on it. We all applauded at the end when Django got the white devils.

    December 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  18. snoopygal

    Theater I went to was packed, and people were applauding after some of the songs (especially Anne Hathaway's "I Dreamed A Dream") and applauded at the end. It was almost like being at a live performance, people were so into it. A wonderful movie, well deserving of the attention it's receiving.

    December 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      Theater here was packed. Not a dry eye in the house and applause at the end. Everyone should see this movie but I suggest they first learn about the historical events that inspired Victor Hugo to write the book back in 1862.

      December 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. here something i can do to be a rebel...

    let me call a 1800 number and hang up..haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    December 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Chelsea has duel personalities.

    be careful

    December 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  21. i think i was just intimidated.


    December 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  22. rachel Gonzales

    First there is a word for people like you people on this page RACIST!!!!! If you do not like what is on this page do not read it!! I saw the movie yesterday and it was great!!!

    December 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jerrell

    Plz excuse Chelsea. It is not who it is pretending to be. No minority witg any self respect would post something like that. It is a troll.

    December 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Redglasses

    A group of us attended Les Miserables yesterday and we all felt it was one of the best movies we have ever seen!
    The opera to movie screen is phenomenal and the acting/singing is fantastic. Wow! We came out of there amazed!
    Go see it. CNN did not give it a rave review but the audiences will. CNN missed the mark on praising this movie.
    Some violence so perhaps 12 and older audience only. Les Miserables: Fantastique!

    December 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  25. kelly in los angeles

    i want to see django unchained

    December 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Laquanda

    So whats if I don't want to waste no ten dollar on no movie. That don't mean I don't have no money. I gots mad cash. Me and my omies drink Gatorade ever y day. And eat at Micky Ds. Double double quarta pounders with extra cheese.

    December 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Em

    Am not. I'm a Chinese guy. I like everyone.

    December 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  28. warren

    EVerytime i come on to this website i read something from a white racist!

    December 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  29. empresstrudy

    It was the biggest draw at the movies yesterday. Django was pretty empty.

    December 26, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |

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