411 Box Office Report: Jack the Giant Slayer Takes #1
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.03.2013
Film bombs but still claims the top spot during a soft weekend...
Jack the Giant Slayer opened soft but still took #1 this weekend at the box office. The fantasy action-adventure disappointed, bringing in $28 million which is below what Warner Bros. was hoping for; it averaged $7,946 from 3,525 theaters. The film failed to even hit the disappointing gross if $30 million that John Carter hit last year at this time and will likely be a bomb at the same level, considering the $195 million budget. The film did open well in Asia on a bright note, adding $13.7 million for a worldwide first weekend of $41.7 million.
Coming in at #2 was Identity Thief, which added $9.7 million to its total. The Melissa McCarthy/Jason Bateman comedy now has a total of $107.4 million domestically and $108.4 million worldwide from a budget of $35 million.
21 & Over opened at #3 with $9 million, also soft compared to what was expected for it. The R-rated comedy mustered $3,248 on average from 2,771 theaters and had a budget of $13 million.
The Last Exorcism Part II opened with $8 million to start off its run at #4. The horror sequel did well below the $20.4 million that the first film did in its opening weekend, averaging $2,974 from 2,700 theaters. However, the movie will be a success for CBS films, as the budget was just $5 million.
Down three spots to #5 in its second weekend was Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Snitch with $7.7 million. The action drama fell 42%, which is about average for a film of this type. Snitch has a total of $24.4 million; its budget isn't known.
The Weinstein Company's Escape From Planet Earth also fell three spots, down to #6 in its third weekend with $6.7 million. The alien-themed family film has a total of $43.2 million from a budget of $40 million.
Safe Haven slipped three rungs, down to #7 in its third weekend with $6.3 million. The Nicholas Sparks-based romantic drama has a total of $57.1 million domestically and $58.5 million worldwide from a budget of $28 million.
Silver Linings Playbook was down just one spot, finishing at #8 in its sixteenth week with $5.9 million. The film has now grossed $115.5 million domestically and $175.6 million worldwide from a budget of $21 million.
A Good Day to Die Hard fell four places in its third weekend, down to #9 with $4.5 million. The action film has a total of $59.6 million domestically and $221.1 million worldwide. It had a budget of $92 million.
Dark Skies was down four spots in its second weekend to #10. The supernatural thriller brought in $3.6 million, a 57% drop which is a bit high for its genre. The film has a total of $13.5 million with a budget of $3.5 million.
The weekend box office tally was just $109 million, down a painful 35% from last year's $168.5 million gross that was led by The Lorax's big $70.2 million opening and Project X's $21.1 million bow.
Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film's grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.
BOX OFFICE TOP TEN
1. Jack the Giant Slayer - $28.1 million ($28.1 million total)
2. Identity Thief - $9.7 million ($107.4 million total)
3. 21 & Over - $9 million ($9 million total)
4. The Last Exorcism Part II - $8 million ($8 million total)
5. Snitch - $7.7 million ($24.4 million total)
6. Escape From Planet Earth - $6.7 million ($43.2 million total)
7. Safe Haven - $6.3 million ($57.1 million total)
8. Silver Linings Playbook - $5.9 million ($115.3 million total)
9. A Good Day to Die Hard - $4.5 million ($59.6 million total)
10. Dark Skies - $3.6 million ($13.5 million total)