Les Miserables Has Second Biggest Christmas Opening Ever: Christmas Day Box Office Report

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Going to the movies on Christmas Day is a tradition for many Americans. As such, a well-planned Christmas Day release can score big in the box office.

Enter Les Miserables. The highly-anticipated musical adaptation grossed an estimated $18.2 million yesterday, making it the second largest Christmas Day opening of all time, behind 2009's Sherlock Holmes.

Anne Hathaway Hugh Jackman Les Miserables

Django Unchained followed closely behind, earning an estimated $15 million to fall comfortably into third place all time for December 25 releases.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Jack Reacher, and Parental Guidance rounded out the top 5 most-seen movies this Christmas, earning an estimated $6.5 million, $5.3 million, and $4.5 million, respectively.

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