This weekend’s main box office competition was between two new releases: the comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and the thriller “The Call”. Both ended up losing, however, to last weekend’s number one movie, the hit prequel to “The Wizard of Oz”, “Oz the Great and Powerful”. That film grossed $42.2 million this weekend, far more than the new releases.
Between the new films, though, “The Call” ended up surprising everyone by surpassing “Burt Wonderstone”—by quite a bit. “The Call”, which stars Halle Berry as a 911 operator, debuted in second with $17.1 million. Despite its all-star cast, including comedy greats Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, “Burt Wonderstone” opened to harsh critical reviews and only made $10.3 million, coming in third.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below.
- “Oz the Great and Powerful”: $42.2 million
- “The Call”: $17.1 million
- “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”: $10.3 million
- “Jack the Giant Slayer”: $6.2 million
- “Identity Thief”: $4.5 million
- “Snitch”: $3.5 million
- “21 and Over”: $2.6 milion
- “Silver Linings Playbook”: $2.5 million
- “Safe Haven”: $2.4 million
- “Escape from Planet Earth”: $2.3 million
- “Dead Man Down”: $2.04 million
- “The Last Exorcism Part II”: $1.3 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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