Moviegoers Hear the Call but Ignore the Magic

imagesIn another lackluster weekend at the box office, moviegoers said a big no thank you to a couple of comic superstars as the Steve Carrell/Jim Carrey comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone became the latest big bomb of 2013 debuting with only $10 million. That put the film in third place behind a decent hold for Oz the Great and Powerful with another $42 million (one of the few bright spots at the box office this year) and the new Halle Berry thriller The Call which netted $17 million. Berry’s film did much better than anticipated and with a low production budget could turn a nice little profit…. However as a whole, not much is exciting moviegoers this year, and as for me, the summer movies can’t get here fast enough…. For more on this week’s numbers, head to Box Office Mojo here and check out the new top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 Oz The Great and Powerful BV $41,252,704 -47.9% 3,912 – $10,545 $144,056,326 $215 2
2 N The Call TriS $17,118,745 – 2,507 – $6,828 $17,118,745 $13 1
3 N The Incredible Burt Wonderstone WB $10,177,257 – 3,160 – $3,221 $10,177,257 $30 1
4 2 Jack the Giant Slayer WB (NL) $6,315,262 -35.8% 3,357 -168 $1,881 $54,007,635 $195 3
5 3 Identity Thief Uni. $4,419,310 -30.2% 2,842 -160 $1,555 $123,606,175 $35 6
6 5 Snitch LG/S $3,504,618 -31.3% 2,353 +13 $1,489 $37,261,895 – 4
7 6 21 and Over Rela. $2,669,967 -47.6% 2,424 -347 $1,101 $21,918,740 $13 3
8 8 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $2,525,603 -30.2% 1,602 -125 $1,577 $124,551,782 $21 18
9 7 Safe Haven Rela. $2,453,229 -34.6% 2,206 -335 $1,112 $66,911,039 $28 5
10 9 Escape From Planet Earth Wein. $2,339,419 -27.3% 2,211 -338 $1,058 $52,178,000 $40 5

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