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Openers Fail, Flop and Fizzle as Gravity Soars

By John Hamann

October 20, 2013

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The rest of the top ten is literally a shambles, as the bottom five – including The Fifth Estate – can’t manage much more than $2 million. Prisoners is sixth, as the Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhaall release pulls in $2.1 million and drops 42%. The $46 million thriller has now pulled in $57.3 million stateside and another $23 million overseas against a budget of $46 million.

Seventh is Enough Said, which added another 150 venues or so this weekend. The James Gandolfini rom-com earned another $1.8 million, and fell a tiny 6% compared to last weekend. This small film has now managed to eke out a domestic take of $10.8 million.

Eighth is The Fifth Estate, the Wikileaks release that met with the collective shrug from North American audiences. Poorly reviewed and poorly marketed, The Fifth Estate earned only $1.7 million from 1,769 venues, giving it a laughable venue average of $961. Made for $26 million, this one went from unseen Oscar contender to simply unseen.

Ninth is Runner, Runner, the three-weekend-old Ben Affleck flop. The card shark flick earned another $1.6 million this weekend and declined 57%. Made for $30 million, the 20th Century Fox release has earned $17.5 million so far.




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Finally, our tenth place film is Insidious Chapter 2, which earned $1.5 million as it fell 43% from the previous frame. The horror film has earned a terrific $80.9 domestically, along with another $37 million overseas.

We see some spectacular results for some new, limited-release films. 12 Years as a Slave opened at 19 theaters this weekend for Fox Searchlight, and took in $960,000, giving it a venue average of $50,526. Robert Redford’s All is Lost opened at six venues and brought in $95,000, good for an average of $15,833.

Overall, the box office continues to struggle despite Gravity. A year ago, the top 12 pulled in $121 million thanks to a $29 million debut by Paranormal Acitivity 4. This weekend, the top 12 could only find $96.4 million, as the bottom seven earned about $11 million, where a year ago, the same group brought in $38 million. Next weekend Gravity gets some real competition from Ridley Scott’s The Counselor and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.


Top Weekend Box Office for 10/18/13-10/20/13 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 Gravity WARNER BROS. $31,030,000 - 28% $170,566,000
2 Captain Phillips SONY $17,300,000 - 33% $53,300,000
3 Carrie SONY $17,000,000 New $17,000,000
4 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 SONY $10,100,000 - 27% $93,137,000
5 Escape Plan Lionsgate $9,800,000 New $9,800,000
6 Prisoners Warner Bros. Pictures $2,065,000 - 43% $57,259,000
7 Enough Said FOX SEARCHLIGHT $1,800,000 - 6% $10,787,400
8 The Fifth Estate DISNEY $1,714,000 New $1,714,000
9 Runner Runner Fox $1,625,000 - 57% $17,536,300
10 Insidious: Chapter 2 Filmdistrict $1,533,000 - 44% $80,923,241
11 Rush UNIVERSAL $1,256,850 - 47% $24,619,029
12 Machete Kills Open Road $1,213,032 - 68% $6,412,271
  Also Opening/Notables
  I'm In Love With a Church Girl High Top Releasing $1,025,000 New $1,025,000
  12 Years a Slave FOX SEARCHLIGHT $960,000 New $960,000
  All Is Lost Roadside Attractions $100,000 New $100,000
  Kill Your Darlings Sony Classics $57,722 New $73,545
  American Promise Rada Film Group $18,250 New $18,250
  Romeo And Juliet Relativity $231,000 - 56% $948,073
  The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete Lionsgate $100,000 - 61% $450,000
  Escape From Tomorrow Pda $17,966 - 72% $117,977
  As i Lay Dying Millennium $4,159 - 42% $13,327
  Broadway Idiot Filmbuff $11,566 + 110% $18,312
  Don Jon Relativity $1,190,000 - 50% $22,487,167
  Baggage Claim FOX SEARCHLIGHT $1,115,000 - 45% $20,015,700
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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