By Will Ashton
Opening in wide release over the weekend was Lone Survivor, which took the number one spot with $38.5 million, making it the second highest January opening ever.
The film falls behind Cloverfield, which opened with $40 million in 2008. The film was able to double its $19 million projections and have a solid opening for Universal Studios.
Meanwhile, not having as solid of an opening weekend was The Legend of Hercules, which came in fourth with only $8.6 million, which is actually a tie with American Hustle. Based on the terrible reviews the movie has gotten, I can’t feel too sorry for it.
But sadly not even cracking the top ten in its wide release was Her, which only brought in $5.4 million. Considering that its my second favorite movie of 2013, I am sorry to hear that it isn’t doing well.
Next weekend is a bigger one than usual, with Devil’s Due, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along and The Nut Job all coming out. I would predict that Jack Ryan will take the number one spot, but I’ll have to see next time.
Check out the box office below:
Weekend: Domestic total:
1. Lone Survivor $38.5 million $38.8 million
2. Frozen $15 million $317.6 million
3. The Wolf of Wall Street $9 million $78.5 million
4. The Legend of Hercules $8.6 million $8.6 million
5. American Hustle $8.6 million $101.5 million
6. The Hobbit $8 million $242.2 million
7. August: Osage County $7.3 million $7.8 million
8. Saving Mr. Banks $6.5 million $68.9 million
9. Paranormal Activity $6.3 million $28.4 million
10. Anchorman 2 $6.1 million $118.5 million