Jack The Giant Killer was No. 1 in this weekend’s very
lackluster box office results. Even more
painful, since, before Jack came out, it was obvious that it was going to be a very
expensive loser which had already gotten some pretty tepid advance word of mouth.
With production costs of $200 million, the film’s opening
take, aside from being underwhelming, and even with future overseas box office, it’s
going to be pretty impossible for the film just to break even.
Aside from that, some are questioning why Warners would release the film, originally
scheduled as a summer release, just a week
before Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Spider Man movies director
Sam Raimi, comes out, and which will, no doubt, be No. 1 next weekend.
Oh well, the why and wherefores of studios’ film
releasing strategies are never clever cut and are baffling most of the time.
Not to cry for Jack director Bryan Singer since he’s got
the next X- Men film about to start. And it couldn’t come sooner.
Meanwhile Django Unchained is now past $400 million in
total worldwide box office gross.
Jack the Giant Slayer WB (NL) $28,010,000
Identity Thief Uni. $9,706,000 Total: $107,433,000
21 and Over Rela. $9,000,000
The Last Exorcism Part II CBS $8,030,000
Snitch Sum. $7,700,000 Total: $24,410,000
Safe Haven Rela. $6,300,000 Total:$57,093,000
Escape From Planet Earth Wein. $6,276,000 Total: $43,213,000
Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $5,941,000 Total: $115,521,000
Good Day to Die Hard Fox $4,500,000 Total: $59,624,000
Dark Skies W/Dim. $3,556,000 Total: $13,453,000
Warm Bodies Sum. $2,650,000 Total: $62,010,000
Life of Pi Fox $2,300,000 Total: $116,943,000