While the numbers weren’t quite as high as executives had hoped, Jack the Giant Slayer took the number 1 spot during the films opening night.
Jack opened to $7.7 million from 3,525 locations yesterday. Based on how the weekend it going it seems the film’s total gross for the weekend will barely reach the $20 million mark. Also, opening to dismal numbers on Friday night includes the teen party flick 21 and Over and the sequel to the fright flick The Last Exorcism Part II.
21 and Over rated in second place bringing in an estimated $3.3 million for Friday night opening. It’s similar counterpart Project X opened around this same times last year and made $8.1 during it’s opening. This isn’t great news for the newbie directors and writers of the film Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. If the film continues the nightly average over the weekend it is estimated to bring in a gross of $10 million.
In third place this weekend, The Last Exorcism Part II, opened at the $3.25 million mark. To compare the first of the Last Exorcism series, The Last Exorcism, opened with $9.4 million. This isn’t looking good for a third in the installment.