This weekend was shaping up to be a big one at the box office, with the release of the special effects-filled sci-fi epic “Ender’s Game”, an animated family film for the holidays, and an ensemble comedy for adults. But the weekend was actually rather slow, with “Ender’s Game” taking the top spot with only $28 million. That doesn’t seem like much, especially considering that it is based on the classic Orson Scott Card novel, which has quite a following. Last weekend’s number one movie, however, “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”, still performed decently, dropping to second with $20.5 million and still beating out the weekend’s other two new releases.
“Last Vegas”, a comedy starring Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Douglas, debuted in third with $16.5 million, its star power obviously not enough to attract many moviegoers. And despite being family-oriented and coming out just in time for the holidays, the animated comedy “Free Birds”, about two turkeys who travel back in time to save their race from being Thanksgiving dinner, opened in fourth with $16.2 million.
Meanwhile, another movie involving time travel, the romantic drama “About Time”, opened in 175 theaters nationwide this weekend but still managed to squeeze into the top 12 with $1.1 million. The highly-praised historical drama “12 Years a Slave” jumped up to seventh with $4.6 million after opening in almost 300 more theaters this weekend.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.
1. “Ender’s Game”: $28 million
2. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”: $20.5 million
3. “Last Vegas”: $16.5 million
4. “Free Birds”: $16.2 million
5. “Gravity”: $13.1 million
6. “Captain Phillips”: $8.5 million
7. “12 Years a Slave”: $4.6 million
8. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”: $4.2 million
9. “Carrie”: $3.4 million
10. “The Counselor”: $3.2 million
11. “Escape Plan”: $2.2 million
12. “About Time”: $1.1 million
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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