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It's an embarrassment of riches. The days following Christmas have been a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs in grosses. On Friday, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" repeated the #1 spot it regained on Thursday, but "Django Unchained" climbed ahead of "Les Miserables" for #2, with the latter falling to #3 narrowly after leading all films on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thus the ranking has been different each of the last four days, which is unheard of most of the time, but does occur during the intense holiday playtime as major hits sort themselves out and word of mouth takes hold. See Top Ten Chart below. The top three films continue to dominate the holiday week business, and irrespective of order are all quite strong. But patterns are starting to emerge that might take hold for the rest of the weekend and beyond. And a fourth film -- "Parental Guidance"-- is gaining some »

- Tom Brueggemann

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