It doesn’t look like any of the new releases during the Jan. 25-27 weekend will have a “happily ever after” run in theaters. Even though “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” lead the way, the other two newcomers didn’t even come close to taking it down. According to Box Office Mojo, the 3D update of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale took in $19 million to clinch the number one spot.
Jason Statham usually brings in a crowd for his action films, but it looks like his star power didn’t work for his latest one. “Parker,” which also stars Jennifer Lopez, opened at number five with just $7 million.
The biggest flop of the weekend, though, came from Relativity Media’s “Movie 43.” With an all star cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, and Halle Berry, the ensemble film that interconnects a bunch of short stories only brought in $5 million. Even though the movie just cost $6 million to make, this meager earning and a D grade on Cinemascore might not bring around a “Movie 44,” if the studio wanted to make one.
Last weekend’s champion, “Mama,” dropped 54% to number two with $12.8 million. Its total now stands at $48.6 million.
Two Best Picture nominees, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” occupied the number three and number four spots, respectively. “Silver Linings Playbook” brought in $10 million, bringing its total to $69.4 million, while “Zero Dark Thirty” brought in $9.8 million, bringing its total to $69.9 million.
“Django Unchained” and “Les Miserables,” two other Best Picture nominees, are still holding ground in the top 10 since opening on Christmas Day of 2012. “Django” came in at number six with $5.005 million, bringing its total to $146.2 million, while “Les Miserables” came in at number 10 with $3.9 million. Its total now stands at $137.2 million.