Friday Box Office: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER, 21 & OVER and THE LAST EXORCISM PART II All Disappoint

     March 2, 2013


Yikes! For anyone hoping that this weekend’s slate of new movies would pull the domestic box office out of its deadly tailspin, get used to disappointment. Three new titles opened wide on Friday (four, if you count the independent thriller Phantom), but each is looking like more of a dud than the last. With an estimated $7.7 million from 3,525 locations, the best that can be said of Warner Brothers’ pricey Jack the Giant Slayer is that it didn’t have to vie for first place with the month-old Identity Thief. Director Bryan Singer’s fantasy film is expected to stay on top this weekend with around $25 million, though that falls far short of the film’s reported $200 million pricetag. 21 & Over was in second place on Friday with an estimated $3.3 million from its 2,771 locations. At this point, $10 million is the most that the teen-party flick can hope to see through Sunday so… not quite the Project X redux that was promised. Finally, back in August 2010, The Last Exorcism became a surprise hit when it earned over $20 million on its debut frame. This weekend, The Last Exorcism Part II is expected to make just $8.5 million – less than its predecessor realized on its first day.  We’ll have complete details and the top ten tomorrow.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Jack the Giant Slayer $7,710,000 $7.7
2.  21 & Over $3,340,000 $3.3
3.  The Last Exorcism Part II $3,250,000 $3.2
4.  Identity Thief $2,700,000 $100.4
5.  Snitch $2,100,000 $18.8
  • Rahuldravid

    Here we go the first big budget bomb of this year..Jack the Giant Slayer!!
    Jzt by watching the trailer i knew its fate gonna be like john it look likes its gonna fell even worse than carter..What is wrong with hollywood anyway??
    Even after having plenty of examples like carter itself they are still not learning from their mistakes and i am hoping the same fate for world war z too which is an another CGI crap!!

    • axis


  • zeke

    Here’s to hoping Sam Raimi can save the domestic box office with Oz.

  • ken

    I’ll watch Jack….but i’ll wait until it’s on DVD.

  • J.R.

    Poor Bryan Singer:
    - Superman Returns
    - Valkyrie
    - Jack the Giant Slayer
    Agreed! the CGI in the trailer looked like Krap, I was expecting this………..
    Crossing fingers on X-men First Class 2

  • Carlos Shabo

    thank god Giant Slayer is gonna bomb. hopefully that means that they will Leave “Shadow of the Colossus” alone. Nobody in Hollywood deserves that great adaptation.