Tragic news for Arnold Schwarzenegger fans comes from Box Office Mojo today.
His new film, “The Last Stand,” Opened well outside the top 5 at this weekend’s box office and fumbled into ninth place with $6.2 million. I have to recommend that action fans see it since it is a whole lot of fun, but unfortunately it didn’t find a market with its lackluster marketing campaign.
“Mama,” however, did, and it took first place with $28.5 million. The B- Cinema Score should give it a little staying power considering that is above average for horror films (it really wasn’t that bad).
Second place went to the other Jessica Chastain starrer “Zero Dark Thirty,” which earned $15.8 million.
“Silver Linings Playbook” expanded into drastically more theaters, and took third with $10.8 million.
In fourth was “Gangster Squad” which took in about $8.69 million, and has grossed a total of $33.4 million so far.
“Broken City” crashed and burned out of the gate as well taking fifth place with $8.3 million. I am ashamed to say I thought it would take the top spot based on the star power, but I guess the Oscar buzz around the actors in the top three films was too much to compete with.
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