'Jack' Tops Box Office Despite Low Numbers

By RAPHAEL CHESTANG

March 03, 2013

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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