1. Jack the Giant Killer $28M
2. Identity Thief $9.7M
3. 21 and Over $9M
4. The Last Exorcism Part II $8M
5. Snitch $7.7M
Bad timing Jack. Climbing in the shadow of the infinitely more buzzed about Oz the Great and Powerful will likely lead to a nasty fall for the Warner Bros. 3D CGI fantasy. The $190M-ish re-envisioning of the fairy tale isn't quite hip enough for teens and is too harrowing for the wee lil' ones. Can Jack the Giant Killer top $30M, what John Carter opened with one year ago? Best of luck Jack beating that lowly bar.
- Jack the Giant Killer $26M - If this goes as I (and most) expect, Warner Bros. is going to be answering to the inevitable John Carter comparisons. Was originally scheduled to drop last June but pushed back to this dead zone of the moviegoing season.
- The Last Exorcism Part II $15M - The original opened to $20M in August of 2010 and these exorcism flicks have a frightening habit of exceeding box office expectations. Its PG-13 rating helps.
- 21 and Over $14M - Still having trouble figuring out if this Project X Part 2 or not. Same level of inanity it seems.
- Identity Thief $8.5M - The Melissa McCarthy superstar cementer will cross the $100M barrier this weekend. Straight larceny.
- Escape From Planet Earth $7.5M - Keeps the kiddies occupied until DreamWorks' The Croods sets the marketplace ablaze.