While Django Unchained didn't experience an Oscar bump on Thursday, the Best Picture nominee from The Weinstein Company was still able to remain in first place with a daily take of $1.87 million. Django Unchained was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday and down 52 percent from last Thursday. With a weekly take of $28.06 million, Django Unchained was the week's top film. The film fell 47 percent from the previous week. Django Unchained has grossed an impressive $114.33 million in 17 days, placing it 14.5 percent ahead of the $99.86 million 17-day take of 2010's True Grit.
On the heels of its Best Picture nomination, Universal's Les Misérables increased 8 percent over Wednesday to hold steady in second with $1.39 million. The Tom Hooper directed musical was down 58 percent from last Thursday. Les Misérables placed in fourth for the week with $21.59 million. That was down 55 percent from the previous week and brings the film's 17-day domestic total to a healthy $109.08 million.
Warner's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey grossed $1.15 million to stay in third. The Peter Jackson directed fantasy blockbuster fell 2 percent from Wednesday and 70 percent from last Thursday. The Hobbit finished in third for the week with $22.75 million. With a four-week gross of $269.04 million, The Hobbit is running 16 percent stronger than the $232.10 million four-week take of 2007's I Am Legend.
Lincoln experienced one of the day's stronger Oscar bumps, as it increased 44 percent and three spots over Wednesday to take fourth on Thursday with $0.722 million. The Steven Spielberg directed Best Picture nominee from Disney has grossed $146.27 million to date. Silver Linings Playbook also experienced a very strong Oscar bump on Thursday. The Best Picture nominee from The Weinstein Company was up 57 percent over Wednesday to gross $0.568 million. Silver Linings Playbook has grossed $36.31 million to date in limited release and will expand into wide release a week from today.
Daily grosses for other Best Picture nominees still in theatres included $300,017 for Fox's Life of Pi (up 31 percent over Wednesday), $278,136 for Sony's Zero Dark Thirty (up 2 percent) and $91,498 for Warner's Argo (up 25 percent). Respective total grosses currently stand at $110.40 million for Argo, $92.10 million for Life of Pi and at $5.48 million for Zero Dark Thirty (which expands into wide release today).
Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Classics' Amour grossed $100,311 from just 3 locations this week and has grossed $381,276 to date in platform release.
Lionsgate's Texas Chainsaw 3D continue to show signs of being especially front-loaded, as it fell one spot and 16 percent on Thursday to take fifth with $0.704 million. The R-rated horror franchise re-launch placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $25.60 million. That was 13 percent stronger than the $22.71 million one-week take of 2006's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (which didn't have the benefit of higher priced 3D admissions).