Sorry! If you're not an Academy Award nominated film or starring Melissa McCarthy, movie-goers just are NOT interested in watching you this year!
Well, scratch that…sort of!
Although Identity Thief has done so well that after a month of release, it's made $100 million domestically and become 2013's first blockbuster, it was bumped from the number one spot in the weekend box office by none other than Jack the Giant Slayer!
However, even though Bryan Singer's fantasy epic came in on top, it's still considered a financial flop, as it cost nearly $200 million to make and only brought in about $28 million in its premiere weekend!
Of course, it still fared better than
The Hangover with college kids 21 and Over, which made $9 million, as well as Ed Harris and David Duchovny's Phantom, which became the 15th worst debut for a film that opened on at least 600 screens!
How bad does that make it?
The submarine thriller was released to 1,100 theaters, yet still only made $465,000!
Again with the OUCH!
In retrospect, we think the team behind Jack should be counting their blessings that they managed to make what they made! It is ROUGH out there!
Jack the Giant Slayer, $28 million
Identity Thief, $9.7 million
21 and Over, $9 million
The Last Exorcism Part II, $8 million
Snitch, $7.7 million
Escape From Planet Earth, $6.7 million
Safe Haven, $6.3 million
Silver Linings Playbook, $5.9 million
A Good Day to Die Hard, $4.5 million
Dark Skies, $3.6 million
Tags: 21 and over, academy awards, box office, bryan singer, david duchovny, director, domestic, ed harris, flop, identity thief, jack the giant slayer, melissa mccarthy, nominees, phantom, revenue, the hangover, top ten