Box Office Results (11.17.13)


The hammer of lightning has spoken and shot around to the world to the top of the charts, unopposed and undenied. The #1 grossing country is China, 3rd goes to Sandra Bullock and George Clooney floating through space, and the rest follows, dropping below $5 million per country. On the daily charts, Natalie Portman helped Chris Hemsworth to #1 every day of the week except for Thursday when ‘The Best Man Holiday‘ (Uni.) was released on Friday.

Thor 2This week, ‘Thor: The Dark World‘ (BV) took #1 on the domestic charts, ‘Last Vegas‘ (CBS) at #2, ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa‘ (Par.) laughed into #3, ‘Free Birds‘ (Rela.) flew into #4, and ‘Enders’s Game‘ (LG/S) blasted into #5. ‘Gravity‘ (WB) drifted into #6, 2014 Oscar front-runner ‘12 Years A Slave‘ (FoxS) holds fast to #7, ‘Captain Phillips‘ (Sony) drifts into #8, ‘About Time‘ (Uni.) stops into #9, and ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2‘ (Sony) takes #10.

This weekend, ‘The Best Man Holiday‘ takes #2, ‘Last Vegas‘ up one to #3, ‘Free Birds‘ down one to #4, and the misbehaved Grandpa tumbles down to #5. Asa Butterfield’s game drops down 2, ‘Captain Phillips‘ swaps with ‘12 Years A Slave‘ with ‘About Time‘ down one to #10. ‘Nebraska‘ (Par.) takes to #20, and during the week, ‘The Book Thief‘ (Fox) opened to #29 and the infamous ‘Armstrong Lie‘ (SPC) falls to #43.

Rank Title Studio
1 Thor: The Dark World Buena Vista
2 The Best Man Holiday Universal
3 Last Vegas CBS
4 Free Birds Relativity
5 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Paramount
6 Gravity Warner Bros.
7 Ender’s Game Lionsgate/Summit
8 12 Years A Slave Fox Searchlight
9 Captain Phillips Sony
10 About Time Universal

This week, the 22nd of November sees the release of the long-awaited ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘ in 2D and IMAX theaters. Vince Vaughn and Cobie Smulders stars in ‘Delivery Man‘ and some nice voices are featured in ‘Frozen‘ along with Idina Menzel, the original Elphaba from ‘Wicked‘, along with ‘The Christmas Candle‘. In limited release, ‘Bettie Page Reveals All‘, ‘Contracted‘, ‘Philomena‘, and ‘Weekend of a Champion‘ opens on the same day.