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Another box office winter ends.
January began the year in a big way with $827 million, but February will end on a more sour note. We're projecting a $611 million domestic market gross for the month once Thursday's numbers are reported. That will bring 2013's domestic market cume to $1.438 billion--a 12.8 percent decline from 2012's $1.649 billion between January and February.
The month itself will come in as the lowest grossing February since 2002 ($592.51 million) and marks a sharp 25.3 percent year-to-year monthly decline. 2012 delivered a banner February with The Vow, Safe House, Journey 2, Act of Valor, and Chronicle leading a massive $817.97 million month.
Where three of those films topped $100 million domestically, the only February opener to crack $60 million this year was Identity Thief ($95.8 million through Tuesday).
Edited by ShawnMR, 28 February 2013 - 12:06 PM.