I had the longest running winning streak and now I have the longest running losing streak! Forgetting that a few movies opened wide, I incorrectly predicted the top spot.
The real life Navy Seal drama Lone Survivor took out the competition, taking the top spot with $38.5 million after expanding to wide release.
Frozen dropped one degree to number two with another $15 million. There’s no end in sight for this snow storm.
The Wolf of Wall Street’s stock rose another point, climbing one spot to number three with $9 million. It’s still a far cry from its $100 million budget.
The Legend of Hercules couldn’t hold much weight, taking in just $8.6 million in its debut weekend at number four.
American Hustle held at number five with $8.6 million bringing its domestic total to almost $102 million. People will be boogieing to this number for a while.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug landed at number six with another $8 million for its domestic total of $242 million. This little hobbit has some staying power.
The star studded drama August: Osage County expanded to wider release, but only managed $7.3 million in the number seven spot.
Saving Mr. Banks is still cashing in, with another $6.5 million.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones plummeted to the number nine spot in its second week of release with just $6.3 million. Still, with a budget of just $5 million and a total domestic gross of $28 million, I don’t see this franchise dying anytime soon, unfortunately.
Rounding out the top ten was Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues with $6.1 million. After four weeks in release and a domestic total of $118 million, Will Ferrell definitely scored a win with his highly promoted sequel.
Check out the full box office chart below:
1 Lone Survivor $38,511,000 $38,892,000
2 Frozen $15,070,000 $317,661,000
3 The Wolf of Wall Street $9,000,000 $78,587,000
4 The Legend of Hercules $8,600,000 $8,600,000
5 American Hustle $8,600,000 $101,563,000
6 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $8,015,000 $242,219,000
7 August: Osage County $7,315,000 $7,860,000
8 Saving Mr. Banks $6,578,000 $68,949,000
9 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones $6,300,000 $28,471,000
10 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues $6,100,000 $118,518,000
Next week there’s an action thriller, a horror flick, and comedy romp debuting. I’ll put my money on Chris Pine’s eyebrows in the revamped Jack Ryan series, Shadow Recruit for the win. Tune in to see if I’m right.
Until then, happy movie going.
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