Weekend Index (March 1-3, 2013)
1. Jack The Giant Slayer (Warner Bros) WBPI $28m (NE)
2. Identity Thief (Universal) UPI $9.7m ($107.4m) (1)
3. 21 And Over (Relativity) FilmNation $9m (NE)
4. The Last Exorcism Part II (CBS) StudioCanal $8m (NE)
5. Snitch (Summit Entertainment) Exclusive Media $7.7m ($24.4m) (2)
The first tentpole of the year, ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’, failed to justify its mega-budget when returning a lacklustre $28m during the film’s opening weekend at the North American box office. A No 1 position was feeble consolation, and Bryan Singer’s action fantasy will now rely heavily on the international market to avoid a loss.
It was another good weekend for the former No 1, ‘Identity Thief’, grossing a further $9.7m in second place. Universal’s crime comedy now stands at $107m after four weekends in play.
Two other openers, ’21 and Over’ and ‘Last Exorcism, Part 2’, grossed $9m and $8m respectively. Both films were neck and neck on Friday but the horror sequel proved the more front loaded.
Park Chan-wook’s ‘Stoker’, starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska, caught the eye in the limited release market. The South Korean auteur’s first English language film debuted with an outstanding $22,686 per-site average from seven venues.buy viagra online ukviagra plus price cheap viagra 100mgcheap viagra plus buy viagra online canadaviagra plus buy viagra 100mg price