Mania Box Office Report: Argo Back in the Top 10 (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Source: www.boxofficemojo.com

 

 

Despite being out for over 18 weeks, Ben Affleck’s Argo has returned to the top 10. The Academy favorite is now creeping in on rivals Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook. Which of you Maniacs caught Affleck’s Argo? I personally loved it, despite the a few exaggerations with the story, but over all I found it to be an entertaining film. Argo was not the over all winner for the weekend in dollars. That honor goes to Identity Thief. 


Here is what Ruby Subers had to say about Identity Thief and how it took the number one spot despite Winter Storm Nemo. “At 3,141 locations, Identity Thief earned an estimated $36.6 million this weekend. That's one of the best openings ever for an original R-rated comedy, and it's director Seth Gordon's top start ahead of Four Christmases ($31.1 million) and Horrible Bosses ($28.3 million). It's also way up from Melissa McCarthy's Bridesmaids ($26.2 million); all three of the aforementioned titles wound up closing with at least $117 million, which suggests a $100 million finish is within reach for Identity Thief”. - Box Office Mojo 


 

Rank

 

Movie

 

Weekend

 

Theaters

 

Average

 

Total

 

Budget

1

Identity Thief

 

$36,593,000

3,141

$11,650

$36,593,000

$35

2

Warm Bodies

 

$11,500,000

3,009

$3,822

$36,652,000

-

3

Side Effects

 

$10,015,000

2,605

$3,845

$10,015,000

-

4

Silver Linings Playbook

 

$6,908,000

2,809

$2,459

$90,002,000

$21

5

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

 

$5,750,000

3,285

$1,750

$43,833,000

$50

6

Mama

 

$4,323,000

2,677

$1,615

$64,046,000

$15

7

Zero Dark Thirty

 

$4,000,000

2,562

$1,561

$83,600,000

$40

8

Argo

 

$2,500,000

1,405

$1,779

$123,734,000

$44.5

9

Django Unchained

 

$2,288,000

1,502

$1,523

$154,501,000

$100

10

Bullet to the Head

 

$1,980,000

2,404

$824

$8,171,000

-



This week... A Good Day to Die Hard, ‘nuff said.




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