HANSEL AND GRETEL Takes Tepid Weekend Box Office with $19M
As reported yesterday by BWW Movies World, this weekend didn't turn out so hot for the domestic box office. All three films that opened this week - HANSEL AND GRETEL, PARKER, and MOVIE 43 - missed their projections.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, riding on the back of its Oscar buzz, came in third with $10M, raising its domestic total to $69M. Another Academy Award contender, ZERO DARK THIRTY, came in fourth with $9.8M.
Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez's new film, PARKER, absolutely undershot projections. It took in $7 million and rounded out the top five. FilmDistrict adjusted their prediction for the film on Saturday morning from $10 million to $6m, after PARKER grossed just $2.1 million on Friday night.
Finally, the critically-panned ensemble MOVIE 43 - the latest eye-rolling endeavor from Peter Farrelly - grossed $5 million, taking the seventh place on the weekend box office board.
Rentrak announced the box office rankings for this weekend (Jan 25-27). Check out the 10 below:
1) Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters, Paramount
This Weekend: $19,000,000; Total: $19,000,000
2) Mama, Universal
This Weekend: $12,860,190; Total: $48,647,630
3) Silver Linings Playbook, The Weinstein Company
This Weekend: $10,000,000; Total: $69,464,627
4) Zero Dark Thirty, Sony
This Weekend: $9,800,000; Total: $69,903,847
5) Parker, FilmDistrict
This Weekend: $7,000,000; Total: $7,000,000
6) Django Unchained, The Weinstein Company
This Weekend: $5,005,000; Total: $146,294,826
7) Movie 43, Relativity Media
This Weekend: $5,000,000; Total: $5,000,000
8) Gangster Squad, Warner Bros.
This Weekend: $4,200,000; Total: $39,646,867
9) Broken City, 20th Century Fox
This Weekend: $4,000,000; Total: $15,269,989
10) Les Miserables, Universal
This Weekend: $3,911,700; Total: $137,236,850