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Weekend Office Numbers: October 12 – 14
TAKEN 2 has once again taken the box office even with five new movies competing at this weekend’s box office it had no trouble holding on to first place for a second week in a row. The action movie edged out Ben Affleck’s ARGO and Friday’s first-place horror feature SINISTER, though each put up strong debut numbers. The picture was not as rosy for the remaining three new releases, including Sony’s comedy HERE COMES THE BOOM with Kevin James.
Twentieth Century Fox Film sequel TAKEN 2 remained in first place at the box office with an estimated $22.5 million. Directed by Olivier Megaton and starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen, the $45 million-budgeted film has earned $86.8 million domestically. Internationally, Taken 2 added $41 million for a total of $132.8 million. The action thriller has made $219.6 million worldwide and will pass the $226.8 million worldwide total of TAKEN in no time
Affleck’s ARGO, an Iranian hostage thriller from Warner Bros., opened in second place with $20.1 million.
SINISTER was in first on Friday, but, as expected, dropped over the weekend and finished in third. The film ultimately brought in $18.2 million, but with a $3 million budget Summit can now count it as a success.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA dropped from second to number fourth with $17.3 million, a 33% percent drop. So far the film has earned a little over $100 million in just 17 days of release and is possibly the best Adam Sandler film in terms of gross and reviews in a long, long while.
Sony’s HERE COMES THE BOOM, with Kevin James as a teacher who becomes a mixed martial arts sensation, started weakly at fifth with $12 million.
Universal’s PITCH PERFECT came in at sixth with $9.3 million, pushing its total to $36.1 million after three weeks. It was followed in seventh by Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE, which added $7 million for a total of $22 million after two weeks. Eighth place belonged to Rian Johnson’s LOOPER, which brought in $6.3 million and is up to $51.4 million after three weeks.
New releases in the top ten come to an end at ninth with the disappointing result for Martin McDonagh’s SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, with only $4.2 million. Considering the $15 million budget it’s not a huge loser, but still a disappointment.
Happiness arrives at tenth, however, as THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER edged out ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART II, the latter of which could only muster $1.7 million. Perks took in $2.1 million from 726 theaters and hopefully many more of you will head out to see it, it’s worth it.
The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, October 14, 2012 are below.
- Taken 2 – 20th Century Fox – $22.5M
- Argo – Warner Bros. – $20.1M
- Sinister – Lionsgate – $18.2M
- Hotel Transylvania – Sony – $17.3M
- Here Comes The Boom – Sony – $12.0M
- Pitch Perfect – Universal – $9.3M
- Frankenweenie – Disney – $7.0M
- Looper – Sony – $6.3M
- Seven Psychopaths – CBS Films – $4.3M
- Perks Of Being A Wallflower, The – Lionsgate – $2.2M
- End Of Watch – Open Road – $1.7M
- Atlas Shrugged Part 2 – Atlas Distribution Company – $1.7M
Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.
|Weekend BO Estimate (USD)||Weekend Release Cume (USD)|
|Here Comes The Boom||12,000,000||-||12,000,000||12,000,000||-|
|Resident Evil: Retribution||5,800,000||5,800,000||-||212,612,126||171,100,000|
|A Company Man||4,000,000||4,000,000||-||4,035,000||4,035,000|
|Ice Age: Continental Drift||3,300,000||3,300,000||-||866,589,210||707,000,000|