“Hansel and Gretel” Hunt Down the Box Office

hansel_and_gretel_witch_hunters_2013-1920x10801The new film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is based on the classic story, but turned into an action adventure. The new spin on the tale was able to beat all the competition at the box office with a $19 million opening. However, that’s a long way to go before it can reach profitability. At least it did better than the other two new films which both were DOA. Jason Statham‘s latest Parker (co-starring Jennifer Lopez~ did you even know she was in it?) took in a paltry $7 million while the all-star comedy Movie 43 barely landed $ 5┬ámillion… Yes, January remains a dumping ground for some bad films unfortunately. At least we had a lot of Oscar contenders holding up well like Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook. So, take a look at their grosses below and head to Box Office Mojo for all the numbers here.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Par. $19,000,000 – 3,372 – $5,635 $19,000,000 $50 1
2 1 Mama Uni. $12,860,000 -54.7% 2,682 +35 $4,795 $48,648,000 $15 2
3 3 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $10,000,000 -7.0% 2,641 +118 $3,786 $69,465,000 $21 11
4 2 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $9,800,000 -38.0% 2,929 -17 $3,346 $69,904,000 $40 6
5 N Parker FD $7,000,000 – 2,224 – $3,147 $7,000,000 – 1
6 7 Django Unchained Wein. $5,005,000 -35.5% 2,007 -509 $2,494 $146,295,000 $100 5
7 N Movie 43 Rela. $5,000,000 – 2,023 – $2,472 $5,000,000 $6 1
8 4 Gangster Squad WB $4,200,000 -51.4% 2,590 -513 $1,622 $39,647,000 $60 3
9 5 Broken City Fox $4,000,000 -51.6% 2,622 +2 $1,526 $15,270,000 $35 2
10 8 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $3,912,000 -47.8% 2,201 -378 $1,777 $137,237,000 $61 5

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