Opening this weekend in theaters, Jack The Giant Slayer has debuted in first place at the box office with an estimated $28 million. The retelling of the famous Jack & The Beanstalk story was directed by Bryan Singer and although it was in first this weekend, I’m sure they were hoping for more considering how big budget the expensive film is.
Also opening theaters this weekend was 21 & Over, coming in third place with estimated $9 million. The film comes from the writers of The Hangover and based on the trailer, reminds me of a combination of The Hangover and Project X. Coming in fourth place with an estimated $8.03 million was The Last Exorcism Part II, starring Ashley Bell. Certainly an underwhelming opening for the horror sequel.
One film (the one that I finally watched on Saturday) crossed the $100 million mark this weekend. Find out which movie that is and how the rest of the top 10 films did in the list below.
This weekend, Identity Thief reclaimed the top spot at the box office bringing in an estimated $14.06 million. The hilarious comedy, starring Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman, is already at almost $100 million after only 17 days of being in theaters.
One of the films that opened this weekend was Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson, coming in a close second with an estimated $13 million. Another film that opened this weekend (that I really want to see) is Dark Skies, starring Keri Russell. The alien abduction sci-fi horror film didn’t do as great, coming in sixth place with an estimated $5.21 million. Things are looking good for this film, considering it will have some stiff competition this coming Friday when The Last Exorcism Part II comes out.
Did any of you watch either of these three films this weekend? If so, share your thoughts in the comments. Check out the top 10 films at the box office this weekend in the list below.
This weekend, the romance/drama/horror flick, Warm Bodies opened in theatres with an estimated $20 million, taking the top spot. I had included the film in my list of 5 Movies To See This February and it looks like many people had it on their list as well. The film stars Nicholas Hoult as an unusual zombie named R (because he can’t remember his full name) who saves Julie (Teresa Palmer) from an attack and form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Also opening in theatres this weekend was an action flick called Bullet To The Head, starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, and Christian Slater. Just as fellow former action star Arnold Schwarzenegger struggled with the opening of The Last Stand, Stallone’s movie is only bringing in an estimated $4.6 million in its opening weekend and will, like other films, take a hit with the Super Bowl this evening.
Find out how the other films did and see who came in second and third in the Top 10 list below. Did any of you watch Warm Bodies or Bullet To The Head? If so, share your thoughts on the films in the comments.
This weekend, Mama opened in theaters and took the top spot at the box office with $28.1 million. The Guillermo del Toro-produced movie is based on Muschietti’s 2008 Spanish-language short film of the same name and stars Jessica Chastain. It looks incredibly scary. It’s a big weekend for Chastain because she also stars in Zero Dark Thirty, which was number two at the box office this weekend with $17.6 million. Since it’s opening, the film has brought in just under $56 million.
Two other films opened in theaters for wide release this weekend, but they didn’t do all that well. The first was Broken City starring Mark Wahlberg which came in fifth place with an underwhelming opening weekend of $9 million. The film is Wahlberg’s worst movie opening in years. Even worse was Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s movie comeback attempt, The Last Stand. The movie came in tenth place and only brought in $6.3 million.
Find out how the rest of the films did and which film is at almost $300 million since it opened in the Top 10 list below.
Three new movies opened in theaters this weekend, but it was Zero Dark Thirty that came out on top at the box office. The film is a chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011. The film has brought in a total of $29.4 million – not bad for it’s opening weekend!
Also opening this weekend was a film that was much more on the lighter side and that was A Haunted House. Despite the name, it’s actually a parody film from Marlon Wayans, making fun of the Paranormal Activity franchise, among other spooky films. The movie came in second place this weekend and brought in an estimated $18.8 million.
Lastly, Gangster Squad opened this weekend and came in third place with an estimated $16.7 million. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone. Check out how the other films did this weekend and share your thoughts in the comments on any of the aforementioned films if you happened to have checked any of them out this weekend.
This weekend, Texas Chainsaw 3D opened in theatres and to my surprise, the horror franchise relaunch ended up taking the top spot with an estimated $23 million. January is apparently a good time for horror movie releases and this falls in line with that theory. In the coming weeks, this movie will face competition against Mama (which looks SO scary) and A Haunted House, which is a Paranormal Activity parody.
Here’s the premise of the film: “Texas Chainsaw 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars.”
Coming in second place was Django Unchained with an estimated $20.08 million. I haven’t yet seen the movie but I’ve heard it’s pretty gory, but that it has that Tarantino humor mixed in to lighten things up. Have any of you seen it? Find out how the rest of the films did in the box office by checking out the Top 10 list below.
Despite achieving the second best Christmas Day opening in history, Les Miserables had to settle for the bronze medal at the box office this weekend. The musical has amassed a sturdy $64 million since its opening. Even in third place, the Victor Hugo adaption has the best start for any musical. With the awards season kicking into high gear in the next few weeks, it’s numbers will undoubtedly continue to rise.
For the third week in a row, The Hobbit reigned supreme. Nabbing another $32 million, the Warner Bros. flick crashed through the $200 million barrier. With it’s small decline from last week’s numbers, the film has a good chance of reaching the $300 million milestone.
Landing in between Les Miserables and The Hobbit, is Quentin Tarantino’s latest- Django Unchained. The slave Western film is the best debut of Tarantino’s career with $30 million and $64 million since it’s Christmas Day launch. It’s projected to topple the director’s best film to date- Inglorious Basterds which notched $120.5 during its run. In other box office news, Skyfall crossed over $1 billion worldwide making it the 14th highest-grossing film. Check out the rest of this week’s Top 10 below.
So many movies are coming out this month and so many movie trailers have debuted as of late – it’s that time of year! For the second week in a row, The Hobbit has dominated the box office. With an additional $36.7 million estimated from this weekend, the film has now reached a total of just under $150 million.
Tom Cruise’s new movie, Jack Reacher opened this weekend and came in second with an estimated $15.6 million. In the film, Cruise plays a homicide investigator who delves deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. Given the subject matter, it’s understandable as to why the film’s premiere in theatres was delayed by a week after the devastating school shooting in Connecticut.
Another newbie this weekend was the This Is 40 comedy, starring Paul Rudd, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Mann, and more. The R-Rated comedy serves as somewhat of a sequel to Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up movie.
Also opening within the past week were The Guilt Trip (check out Matt’s movie review here) and Monsters, Inc. 3D. See how these two films did and what other movies make up this weekend’s top 10 list below.