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Weekend Box Office: Feb 15-Feb 17

#1 A Good Day to Die Hard from 20th Century Fox opened at #1 with a gross of $24.8 million in 3,553 theaters.  Total gross to date is $33.1 million.  Budget was $92 million.

#2 Identity Thief from Universal fell from #1 to #2 with a gross of $23.7 million (-31.5%) in 3,165 theaters (+24).  Total gross to date is $71 million.  Budget was $35 million.

#3 Safe Haven from Relativity opened at #3 with a gross of $21.4 million in 3,223 theaters.  Total gross to date is $30.2 million.  Budget was $28 million.

#4 Escape from Planet Earth from Weinstein Company opened at #4 with a gross of $15.9 million in 3,288 theaters.  Budget was $40 million.

#5 Warm Bodies from Summit Entertainment fell from #2 to #5 with a gross of $8.9 million (-21.9%) in 2,897 theaters (-112).  Total gross to date is $50.1 million.  Budget was unknown.

#6 Beautiful Creatures (2013) from Warner Bros. opened at #6 with a gross of $7.6 million in 2,950 theaters.  Total gross to date is $10.1 million.  Budget was $60 million.

#7 Side Effects from Open Road Films fell from #3 to #7 with a gross of $6.3 million (-32.6%) in 2,605 theaters.  Total gross to date is $19.1 million.  Budget was unknown.

#8 Silver Linings Playbook from Weinstein Company fell from #4 to #8 with a gross of $6.2 million (-2.9%) in 2,202 theaters (-607).  Total gross to date is $98.6 million.  Budget was $21 million.

#9 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters from Paramount fell from #5 to #9 with a gross of $3.5 million (-38.9%) in 2,103 theaters (-1,182).  Total gross to date is $49.7 million.  Budget was $50 million.

#10 Zero Dark Thirty from Sony/Columbia fell from #7 to #10 with a gross of $3 million (-25.2%) in 1,522 theaters (-1,040).  Total gross to date is $88 million.  Budget was $40 million.

#11 Mama from Universal fell from #6 to #11 with a gross of $2.7 million (-36.5%) in 1,648 theaters (-1,029).  Total gross to date is $68.2 million.  Budget was $15 million.

#12 Argo from Warner Bros. fell from #8 to #12 with a gross of $2.2 million (-8.1%) in 903 theaters (-502).  Total gross to date is $126.8 million.  Budget was $44.5 million.

 

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $126.1 million.

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

4 replies on “Weekend Box Office: Feb 15-Feb 17”

Ok, lets get this weekend started! Two new movies with small-side theater counts and one a horror film w/ almost no buzz? (Like that means something?) against a weird post-holiday mix of hold-overs w/ buzz, action and romance? It’s gonna be ugly out there, and that’s not even counting the snowstorm I keep hearing about…

1) Identity Thief- yeah, you heard me. This almost took #1 in it’s second week, and will probably have a smaller % drop again, so I’m slotting it #1 in it’s 3rd week.

2) A Good Day to Die Hard- second week drop puts it at about $12 million. If my #3 pick (which draws the same audience) had even a slightly higher screen count it would be here.

3) Snitch- but it doesn’t have the screens, so it’s #3. I think The Rock could (and should?) take Bruce Willis, but Die Hard has about 1,000 more screens (and bigger booms, no doubt.) That being said, on a bad weekend, the movie that people seek out could do well, so I wouldn’t be too surprised if this goes higher than #3.

4) Safe Haven- falls about half to $10-11 million, so about here, I think. It could also do worse, fall a lot, but I’ma gonna risk it.

5) Escape from Planet Earth- did far better than I thought it would last week, and holds the kids movie slot in theaters (plus a nice screen count.) But on a potentially bad weekend, that may not help, and the difference (last weekend) between this and Safe Haven is too great.

And no, I’m skipping the horror movie this week, despite the genre helping me out this past month– low screen count, tiny awareness factor and no reviews on RT means I gotta leave it out. With the scary movies, you gotta know when to hold e’m, and know when to fold e’m…

My picks for the weekend of February 22, 2013:
1. Snitch
2. Identity Thief
3. Die Hard
4. Escape From Planet Earth
5. Dark Skies

And My Arthouse flick is: Inescapable

I think I’m going to have to Ditto BD this week:

1) Identity Thief
2) A not so Good Day to Die Hard
3) Snitch – (a harry potter quiditch movie? 🙂
4) Save Haven
5) Escape from Planet Earth.

Mrs. Beast’s picks for the weekend of February 22 – 24, 2013:
1. Snitch
2. Dark Skies
3. A Good Day To Die Hard
4. Identity Thief
5. Safe Haven

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