While Jack the Giant Slayer fell short of expectations, the big budget adventure flick still managed to conquer the box office for its debut.
It was a $26 million weekend for Bryan Singer's latest project -- well below the $30 million Warner Bros. hoped for, Deadline
reports. According to The Hollywood Reporter
, the studio shelled out $300 million in production costs for the film.
But not all was lost at the cineplex, as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey became the 15th film in history to cross the $1 billion mark in terms of ticket sales worldwide.
Last week's champion, Identity Thief, dropped to second place over the weekend with $9.7 million, and 21 And Over opened in third with $9.1 million.