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'Jack' Tops Box Office Despite Low Numbers

by Raphael Chestang 2:27 PM PST, March 03, 2013
Photo: Warner Bros.

While Jack the Giant Slayer fell short of expectations, the big budget adventure flick still managed to conquer the box office for its debut.

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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.

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