Here are your top five films at the box office for the weekend of Oct 12-14th:
- Taken 2 - $22.5M = $86,759,000 10-Day Total - ($45M production budget)
- Argo - $20.12M (Opening Weekend) - ($44.5M production budget)
- Sinister - $18.25M (Opening Weekend) - ($3M production budget)
- Hotel Transylvania - $17.3M = $102,193,000 17-Day Total - ($85M production budget)
- Here Comes the Boom - $12M (Opening Weekend) - (production budget n/a)
Despite the wide release of five new films coming after Liam Neeson and Taken 2’s top spot at the box office, Mr. Mills subdued them all by the end of the weekend. Taken 2 was actually in second place place after Friday night’s numbers, but performed better than its competition over Saturday and Sunday to see it come out on top with a weekend haul of $22.5 million. The film’s domestic total now stands at over $86 million over ten days and should surpass the $100 million mark by next week.
The weekend’s biggest release, Argo, finished second behind Taken 2. The political thriller from director Ben Affleck saw it rake in over $20 million this past weekend despite stiff competition from the rest of the field. With great reviews and word of mouth, the film should do some steady business and gross more than its reported $44.5M production budget.
Finishing at third was Friday’s top film, Sinister. The supernatural thriller finished the weekend with a gross of over $18 million, six times its reported production budget of $3 million. The film is already a hit and should look to do great business the rest of the month despite the impending release of Paranormal Activity 4.
Dropping down to fourth is the animated monster flick, Hotel Transylvania. The Sony Pictures animated movie took in another $17 million this past weekend to see its domestic gross shoot past the $100 million mark over its seventeen days of release.
Finally, rounding out the top five is the mixed martial arts sports comedy film, Here Comes the Boom. With Kevin James in the lead role, the film took in an estimated $12 million in its opening weekend, which is more than double what last year’s mixed martial arts film, Warrior, did in its opening weekend.
Here’s how the rest of the top ten plays out:
6. Pitch Perfect - $9.336M = $36.085,000 17-Day Total - ($17M production budget)
7. Frankenweenie - $7.014M = $22,035,000 10-Day Total - ($39M production budget)
8. Looper - $6.3M = $51,442,000 17-Day Total - ($30M production buget)
9. Seven Psychopaths - $4.275M (Opening Weekend) - ($15M production budget)
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - $2.166M = $6,151,000 24-Day Total - (production budget n/a)