Christmas Box Office: ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Django Unchained’ Break Holiday Records

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Also opening Tuesday was family comedy "Parental Guidance"; "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" closes in on the $500 million mark globally.

Moviegoers turned out in force on Christmas Day as Tom Hooper’s and Quentin Tarantino’s opened to a sizable $18.2 million and $15 million, respectively.

Both movies broke records: Universal’s scored the highest opening day for a musical and nabbed the top weekday Christmas opening of all time (, opening on a Friday to $24.6 million, remains the record-holder for the biggest Christmas Day opening).

PHOTOS: ‘Les Miserables’: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman Pose for THR

— touting a cast led by Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried — received a coveted A CinemaScore. Females, who made up 56 percent of Tuesday’s audience, gave the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical an A+.

From The Weinstein Co., was equally as impressive. The movie nabbed the…

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