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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Lorax' On Top, 'John Carter' Underperforms And Eddie Murphy Bombs!

Weekend Box Office Round-up

With a lot of worry going into this movie weekend about its reported high cost for production, Disney’s movie John Carter was still be able to top Friday’s charts with an estimated $9.8 million.

However it is likely to lose the weekend to Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, which trailed with $9.6 million and has picked up some steam on Saturday. Critics projected that The Lorax would beat out John Carter and after Friday and Saturday’s reports The Lorax did just that. Universals’ movie The Lorax finished the weekend on top with $39M, and John Carter for its opening weekend finished with $30M.

 

Opening in roughly 2,100 theaters, horror movie Silent House, starring Elizabeth Olsen, brought in $2.6 million, but it graded an “F” CinemaScore (which is almost as rare as getting an A+).  Horror movies always have their following and are most successful through word of mouth. Silent House closed this weekend with a solid $7M.

Eddie Murphy’s movie A Thousand Words opened in even fewer theaters and brought in just $1.9 million on Friday, with a zero score from Rotten Tomatoes, which demonstrates the tragic degree to which reviewers and audiences have deserted Eddie Murphy.

Below is the list of Top Ten.

Weekend Box Office
March 9, 2012 – March 11, 2012 

Title Studio Weekend Theaters Total Week
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Universal Pictures
$39,100,000
3,745
$121,987,000
2
John Carter Walt Disney Pictures
$30,603,000
3,749
$30,600,000
1
Project X Warner Bros. Pictures
$11,550,000
3,055
$40,125,000
2
Silent House Open Road Films
$7,010,000
2,124
$7,010,000
1
Act of Valor Relativity Media
$7,000,000
2,951
$56,100,600
3
A Thousand Words Paramount Pictures
$6,350,000
1,890
$6,350,000
1
Safe House Universal Pictures
$4,952,640
2,144
$115,756,500
5
The Vow Screen Gems (Sony)
$4,000,000
2,478
$117,613,750
5
This Means War 20th Century Fox
$3,750,000
1,949
$46,889,350
4
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island New Line Cinema (Warner Bros. Pictures)
$3,685,000
2,525
$90,715,600
5
Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds Lionsgate
$3,000,000
1,516
$30,542,400
3
The Artist The Weinstein Company
$2,304,000
1,505
$40,459,000
16

 

 

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