It’s January, which usually means a sleepy box office. But not this year. Lone Survivor ended up cleaning house this weekend and made nearly $40 Million, which is one of the biggest January openings ever.
|3||The Wolf of Wall Street||$9,000,000 (-32.0)||$3,570||$78,587,000|
|4||The Legend of Hercules||$8,600,000||$4,087||$8,600,000|
|5||American Hustle||$8,600,000 (-30.7)
|6||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||$8,015,000 (-48.9)||$2,607||$242,219,000|
|7||August: Osage County||$7,315,000||$8,083||$7,860,000|
|8||Saving Mr. Banks||$6,578,000 (-24.3)||$2,463||$68,949,000|
|9||Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones||$6,300,000 (-65.7)||$2,185||$28,471,000|
|10||Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||$6,100,000 (-42.6)||$2,025||$118,518,000|
Though the film had an Oscar qualifying run, this weekend will likely be Lone Survivor‘s greatest reward. The film is now on the path to make $100 Million domestic. It’s a big win for everyone involved, though perhaps Taylor Kitsch benefits the most, as he’s recently been in a number of high profile failures.
Frozen is still playing, and shows no signs of slowing down. $350 is likely, $400 Million is not impossible. The Wolf needs to get some big Oscar nominations to make over $120 Million, but right now getting to a hundred domestic is going to happen. American Hustle already got there, and would also benefit from Oscar love. The Legend of Hercules is a bomb, but I can’t imagine they expected much.
Eh, it’s no surprise that The Marked Ones is almost gone, even if it almost topped the box office last weekend, and August: Osage County at least opened okay in wider release. It opened better than Her, which couldn’t crack the top ten.
Reality Check: I was way way way low on Lone Survivor and I thought Her might open. So so wrong.
What did you watch this weekend?