That number is good for some films, but it isn’t good for “Jack the Giant Slayer.” Budgeted at $195 million, the critically-lambasted film might have some trouble next week with the opening of Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” However, the Bryan Singer-directed feature has a B+ rating on Cinemascore, so word of mouth could give it a boost, but it is still likely that the film will not earn back its budget.
The two other new releases had much lower budgets than “Jack the Giant Slayer,” but they both failed to attract audiences.
“21 and Over” came in third with $9 million. The new comedy from the writers of “The Hangover” had a budget of just $13 million, so it shouldn’t have trouble making that back. But it’s likely that this film won’t be in theaters for very long.
The horror sequel, “The Last Exorcism Part II,” came in fourth place with just $8 million, but its production budget was $5 million. So, despite earning less than twice the amount “The Last Exorcism” earned in 2010, CBS Films might make a trilogy out of these films.
“Identity Thief” came close to earning a double digit gross, but it was about $0.3 million short. The comedy, which is also the first 2013 film to cross the $100 million, earned $9.7 million in second place. The final numbers – being released on Monday – might adjust upward, which would see the film earning more than $10 million over the weekend.
Rounding out the top five was the Dwayne Johnson-starring “Snitch.” Off 41.5 percent from last week, the film earned $7.7 million, bringing its total to $24.4 million.