Who though I, Frankenstein was going to be a hit? Anyone, anyone, Bueller, Bueller? Still, one might think it would at least be a little more competitive. Alas, no.
|1||Ride Along||$21,162,000 (-49.0)||$7,670||$75,407,000|
|2||Lone Survivor||$12,601,000 (-42.9)||$3,985||$93,615,000|
|3||The Nut Job||$12,316,000 (-36.6)||$3,547||$40,271,000|
|5||Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||$8,800,000 (-43.0)
|7||American Hustle||$7,100,000 (-28.0)||$3,082||$127,039,000|
|8||August: Osage County||$5,041,000 (-31.6)||$2,091||$26,527,000|
|9||The Wolf of Wall Street||$5,000,000 (-29.3)||$2,772||$98,030,000|
|10||Devil’s Due||$2,750,000 (-66.9)||$1,081||$12,886,000|
Ride Along is dominating, and will cross the hundred million dollar mark soon. This is all about Kevin Hart, who is one of the most successful standups going these days, though Ice Cube helps a little. Lone Survivor may not have been nominated for many awards, but it’s going to win the box office, and should clear the hundred million dollar mark next weekend. Which means that Universal (who was behind both) is having a great month.
The Nut Job is a modest hit. As it was produced internationally and there’s already talk of a sequel, we’re guessing there’s going to be strong international numbers at some point. Frozen is still kicking, and is on its way to destinations unknown. Will a sing-along version next weekend kick it up a notch? Could it make over $400 Million? Unknown.
Jack Ryan did not reboot the franchise, and I, Frankenstein died pretty badly. For an Oscar non-starter, August: Osage County is doing fairly well, but it has a ton of names, so it probably wasn’t all that cheap. Meh.
Reality Check: I thought I, Frankenstein would at least open. I was wrong, but otherwise, not too bad.
What did you watch this weekend?