Universal retains grip on domestic box office

August 5th, 2013 - Graham Eley

1.  2 Guns (Universal) Foresight Unlimited $27.4m (NE)
2. The Wolverine (Fox) Fox Int’l $21.7m ($95m) (1)
3.  The Smurfs 2 (Sony) SPRI $18.2m ($27.8m) (NE)
4. The Conjuring (Warner Bros) WBPI $13.7m ($108.6m) (2)
5. Despicable Me 2 (Universal) UPI $10.4m ($326.7m) (3)

 

Universal continued its strong year with ‘2 Guns’ becoming its seventh No.1 at the North America box office from nine releases.  Baltasar Kormaku’s secret agent’s drama, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, received a ‘B+’ CinemaScore from audiences during its Friday opening and went on to gross a strong $27.4m by Sunday night.

 

There was more disappointment for James Mangold’s ‘The Wolverine’ after last weekend’s modest opening.  The sixth instalment of the X-Men franchise, earned a mediocre $21.7m over the three days from a market high 3,924 theatres.

 

‘Smurfs 2’ struggled in the overcrowded children’s market, only grossing $18.2m over the weekend and a miserable $27.8m since its Wednesday debut.  Although Sony will be disappointed, the international market is its main target where the original grossed a strong $420m.

 

One of the summer’s success stories, ‘The Conjuring’, passed the $100m mark during its third weekend in play.  Continuing to defy the usual sharp falls for the horror genre, James Wan’s low budget surprise package enjoyed an excellent weekend in fourth place, grossing a further $13.7m.silvitra generic namesilvitra online purchasesilvitra for salesilvitra costsilvitra costsilvitra pricesilvitra price

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