Not a great weekend at the box office, as none of the top five films managed to even hit $15 million. Here’s what went down:
Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s latest film, Snitch, only managed to grab $13 million in its first weekend out. While it may be good enough for second place, with The Rock’s high-profile right now, I’d say that this is a disappointing number. However, I doubt this is reflective of Johnson’s popularity. Snitch is the smallest of his upcoming films, and I expect to see G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Pain and Gain to post better numbers when they’re released.
Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!
Identity Thief grabbed the first spot with $14 million, bringing it’s three-week total to nearly $100 million. Escape From Planet Earth was in third place with $11 million, Safe Haven hit fourth place with $10.6 million, while A Good Day To Die Hard crashed and burned to fifth place, dropping 60% with just $10 million. The Bruce Willis franchise has only grossed $50 in North America so far and will likely miss out on the magic $100 million mark.
As for the weekend’s other new release, Dark Skies had to settle for sixth place with an underwhelming $8.8 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Snitch – $17 million
2) Dark Skies – $15.5 million
3) A Good Day To Die Hard – $14 million
4) Identity Thief – $13.5 million
5) Safe Haven – $11 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Identity Thief – $14 million
2) Snitch – $13 million
3) Escape From Planet Earth – $14 million
4) Safe Haven – $10.6 million
5) A Good Day To Die Hard – $10 million
Next week sees the release of 21 and Over, Jack The Giant Killer, The Last Exorcism Part II and Phantom. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.