What happens when someone says they’ll be back…and nobody cares?
Hi, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Thanks for showing up…in tenth place.
That’s right, even with decent reviews, the former Terminator’s first staring role in a decade, The Last Stand, debut in an abysmal tenth place at the box office during its opening weekend, bringing in just $6.3 million. I don’t think Ahnold will have this one at the top of his resume going forward.
Meanwhile, Mama, presented by Guillermo Del Toro managed to exceed expectations, opening to a stellar $28 million. Having Jessica Chastain in there certainly helped, as she is on a Hollywood role, starring in the top two movies in North America.
Find out how the rest of the top five turned out after the jump!
Chastain also stars in Zero Dark Thirty, which dropped to second place with a still strong $17.6 million, down just 28% from last week. Meanwhile, Silver Linings Playbook burst into the top five going into wide release, landing in third with $11 million. Gangster Squad was in fourth place with $9.1 million, while Broken City debut close behind in fifth with a lacklustre $9 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Mama – $20 million
2) Zero Dark Thirty – $18 million
3) The Last Stand – $15 million
4) Broken City – $12 million
5) Gangster Squad – $9 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Mama – $28 million
2) Zero Dark Thirty – $17.6 million
3) Silver Linings Playbook – $11 million
4) Gangster Quad – $9.1 million
5) Broken City – $9 million
Next weekend sees the release of Parker, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Movie 43. Be sure to check back on Friday for our predictions!