Weekend Box Office- January 10-12, 2014


We are only a few weeks into 2014 and already we have our first surprise at the cinemas. Lone Survivor, which is based on a true story and whose title should tell you what to expect, blew away everything else with a huge $38.5 million almost doubling its studio estimates. Marky Mark, Speed Racer, Angel and Gambit star as a SEAL team sent into Afghanistan to assassinate a Taliban leader when things go awry. I can speak from experience when I say I was at the theater this weekend and it looked like a summer movie opening with the line for Lone Survivor.

It appears that The Rock has no reason to be worried about his version of Hercules opening this summer. The Legend of Hercules only managed $8.6 million dollars which gives me a bit of hope yet for the American movie goer and their choices.

More good news for American Hustle after last night’s Golden Globes, where both Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence won their respective categories, the film passed $100 million domestically. This is director David O. Russell’s third film in a row to do so after 2010’s The Fighter and 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook.

1. Lone Survivor- $38.5 million/ $38.8 million

2. Frozen- $15.0/ $317.6

3. The Wolf of Wall Street- $9.0/ $78.5

4. The Legend of Hercules- $8.6/ $8.6

5. American Hustle- $8.6/ $101.5

6. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug- $8.0/ $242.2

7. August: Osage County- $7.3/ $7.8

8. Saving Mr. Banks- $6.5/ $68.9

9. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones- $6.3/ $28.4

10. Anchorman 2- $6.1/ $118.5



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