Jack the Giant Slayer won the box office this weekend with $28 million, but it's not exactly a great feat: the Nicholas Hoult flick had a huge budget and didn't quite achieve blockbuster status. Identity Thief finished second and added $9.7 million to its growing total. The weekend's other new releases, 21 and Over and The Last Exorcism Part II, reaped $9 million and $8.3 million, respectively. Rounding out the top five was Dwayne Johnson's Snitch, which took in $7.7 million.
Though it sunk to second place last week, Identity Thief won the box office this week, earning $14.1 million. Dwayne Johnson's new release Snitch took in $13 million and second place, while animated flick Escape From Planet Earth came in third with an $11 million haul. Romantic tearjerker Safe Haven came in fourth with $10.6 million, and A Good Day to Die Hard rounded out the top five with $10 million. The week's other new release, horror flick Dark Skies, earned $8.9 million.
A Good Day to Die Hard celebrated its first weekend of release at the top of the box office with $25 million. Last week's No. 1, Identity Thief, slipped to the second spot, earning $23.4 million. A couple of the week's other new releases, Safe Haven and the animated film Escape From Planet Earth, followed up with $21.4 million and $16 million, respectively. Warm Bodies fell to fifth place with $9 million, and fellow fantasy romance Beautiful Creatures came in with just $7.5 million.
Comedy duo Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy helped Identity Thief top the box office in its opening weekend, taking in a $36.6 million haul. Warm Bodies, last week's No. 1, dropped to second place with $11.5 million, and Steven Soderbergh's pharmaceutical thriller Side Effects opened with $10 million at third place. Silver Linings Playbook held tight with $7 million, and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters rounded out the top five with $5.8 million. Top Gun 3D, the week's other "new" release, earned $2 million in select theaters.
Warm Bodies brought some life to this weekend's box office, landing in the top spot with $19.5 million in its first weekend in release. Last week's winner, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, came in second with $9.2 million, while Oscar nominee Silver Linings Playbook continued its steady box-office showing at third place with $5.3 million. Jessica Chastain's films Mama and Zero Dark Thirty grabbed the fourth and fifth spots, with totals of $6.7 and $5.3 million, respectively. The other new releases of the weekend, Bullet to the Head and Stand Up Guys, didn't fare so well: the former earned $4.5 million, and the latter pulled in just $1.5 million.
It may not have won over many critics, but schlocky adventure thriller Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters won the box-office war, earning $19 million in its first weekend. Last week's No. 1, Mama, rallied for second place with $12.9 million. Silver Linings Playbook impressively held onto its third-place spot, adding another $10 million to its box-office total. Zero Dark Thirty followed with $9.8 million, and Jason Statham's Parker rounded out the top five with $7 million. The week's other big new release Movie 43 took in $5 million.
This week's Revenge starts off between the sheets — seems Emily is a little confused about which handsome gentleman she's playing — and ends with murder! Just kidding about that last part: there's not a lot of action in this week's episode. But there is a lot of buildup. Victoria has a target on her back, Grayson Senior and Junior both score new acquisitions, and nobody cares about Charlotte's birthday. Sad face. We also find out what Nolan's secretive computer program has the ability to do, but not exactly what the Initiative wants with it.
This week's episode is actually the most centralized in a while, except for that pesky Stowaway situation. Can we just give it up already? Having said that, there are more than enough gasp-worthy tidbits in "Collusion." Let's get into the most salacious moments after the jump.
Jessica Chastain proved herself to be a powerful lure to the theater this weekend when her two films took first and second place at the box office. Executive producer Guillermo del Toro's new release, Mama, earned $28.1 million and the top spot, while last week's winner, Zero Dark Thirty, added $17.6 million to its total. Silver Linings Playbook came in third with $11.3 million, followed by Gangster Squad with $9.1 million. Mark Wahlberg's new release Broken City rounded out the top five with only $9 million. The weekend's other new contender The Last Stand earned $6.3 million and 10th place.
Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty took No. 1 at the box office with $24 million this weekend, its first in wide release. New releases A Haunted House and Gangster Squad earned $18.8 and $16.7 million, respectively. Django Unchained finished fourth with $11.1 million, and Les Misérables rounded out the top five with $10 million.
With the New Year comes a new box-office champ: Texas Chainsaw 3D opened to number one this weekend, taking in $23 million. The horror film just beat out Django Unchained, which followed with $20 million. Former winner The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey slid to third with $17.5 million, while Les Misérables took fourth with $16.1 million. Parental Guidance rounded out the top five with $10.1 million.