Weekend Box Office Report: 'Jack the Giant Slayer' Stands Tall Among New Releases

Jack the Giant Slayer

Last week’s new releases did relatively well at the box office this weekend—they at least made it to the top spots on the charts, which is more than can be said for some of the groups of releases of previous weeks.

Of the new releases, Jack the Giant Slayer fared the best at the theaters, making a sum of just over $28 million. Given its lukewarm reception, this is certainly a respectable showing.

The next highest earnings went not to a new release, but a holdout that refuses to quit: Identity Thief, which made $9.7 million, for an impressive total of $107.4 million so far.

Unfortunately, this means that the opening weekend grosses for the other new releases fell behind the earnings for a month-old road-trip comedy. 21 and Over made $9 million over the weekend, which soundly beat out the $8 million earned by The Last Exorcism Part II. As unappealing and unoriginal as critics made 21 and Over sound, it apparently still had more appeal than a disappointing horror film sequel (all numbers from Box Office Mojo.

Logan Falk's Latest Blog Entries:

After yet another weekend of disappointing new releases, it’s small wonder that holdover films would once again rule the box office. This time, however, it was...
The last weeks of summer seem to be following the unfortunate trend of a continuous stream of mediocre releases. The two movies arriving in theaters today...
Given that this week’s set of new releases received overwhelmingly bad reviews (and don’t have quite enough hype to fill the holes left by shoddy filmmaking),...
This weekend brings an interesting mix of new releases to theaters—we have some tongue-in-cheek mindless action, some young-adult dystopian literature-turned-...
Sometimes there’s no accounting for taste, especially where hyped-up summer releases are concerned. Despite receiving largely negative reviews, Teenage Mutant...

Jack the Giant Slayer Photo Gallery

More Jack the Giant Slayer News

Comments