“Jack the Giant Slayer” was released this weekend in both a 2-D and 3-D versions. The big-budget rehash of the familiar fairy tale fought off so-so reviews to garner $28 million, almost three times the take of the second best film this weekend, “Identity Thief.” However, “Jack” was predicted to have a total sale of over $30 million, so it actually under-performed its projected best.
Riding the popularity of film and TV star Melissa McCarthy, “Identity Thief” took in $9.7 million this weekend, its fourth week in release. The film has a grand total of $107.5 million in domestic ticket sales since it opened.
The bawdy comedy about a pre-med student celebrating his 21st birthday the night before a big exam, “21 And Over,” came in third place this weekend with $9 million. In fourth place was “The Last Exorcism Part II” with $8 million. “Snitch” starring Dwayne Johnson in a relatively dramatic role was fifth this weekend with $7.7 million, down 42% from its opening weekend. For the rest of the box office statistics from this weekend, click on the link below.
“Oz the Great and Powerful” opens next weekend and should easily dominate the box office totals.