Box Office (03.03.13)


Leviathan PosterA week after the Oscars and the box office reflects the thoughts of the public. However, this week, comedy and romance sit at the top, the more serious of the nominations and movies trailing on. Topping the charts at #1 is ‘Identity Theft‘ (Uni.), followed by the new release, ‘Snitch‘ (Sum.) at #2, and ‘Safe Haven‘ (Rela.) at #3. Last week’s #1, ‘A Good Day to Die Hard‘ (Fox) is down three to #4, kid’s tale ‘Escape From Planet Earth‘ (Wein.) is detained at #5, and new Kerri Russell feature ‘Dark Skies‘ (W/Dim.) takes #6 on its first week on the charts. The much talked about ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ (Wein.) holds onto #7, just ahead of ‘Warm Bodies‘ (Sum.) at #8, ‘Beautiful Creatures (2013)‘ (WB) at #9, with ‘Side Effects (2013)‘ (ORF) rounding off #10.

Just outside the top 10, new releases include ‘Kai Po Che‘ (UTV) at #23 and ‘Bless Me Ultima‘ (Aren) at #24. Outside the top 50, ‘11 Flowers‘ (FRun) places at #65 and ‘Inescapable‘ (IFC) lands at #73. This weekend, highly talked about ‘Stoker‘ (FoxS) takes #29, ‘A Place at the Table‘ (Magn.) at #34, and at #41 is ‘War Witch‘ (Trib.), followed by ‘Leviathan (2013)‘ (CGld), ‘Hava Nagila (The Movie)‘ (ICir). ‘Welcome to Pine Hill‘ (Osci.) is at #46 and ‘The End of Love‘ (Vari.) lodges in at #47.

And now, the top 10 for this weekend of releases! #1 is the new Hoult movie, ‘Jacke the Giant Slayer‘ (WB), with ‘Identity Thief‘ at #2, followed by two new releases, ‘21 and Over‘ (Rela.) partying into #3 and ‘The Last Exorcism Part II’ (CBS) creeping into #4. In at #5 is ‘Snitch‘, along with ‘Escape From Planet Earth‘, ‘Safe Haven‘, ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘, Bruce Willis’ feature with ‘Dark Skies‘ at #10. Everyone, now, looks forward to the next round of Oscar nominees, such as ‘The Great Gatsby‘ featuring Leonardo Di Caprio.

1Jack the Giant SlayerWarner Bros.
2Identity ThiefUniversal
321 and OverRelativity Media
4The Last Exorcism Part IICBS Films
5SnitchSummit Entertainment
6Escape From Planet EarthWeinstein Co.
7Safe HavenRelativity Media
8Silver Linings PlaybookWeinstein Co.
9A Good Day to Die HardFox Studios
10Dark SkiesWeinstein Co./Dim.