There was only one real debut this past weekend at the North American box office. Ol’ Franky boy, the Mary Shelley shizzle, the monster was back. And boy oh boy, did he bomb bad. Because the box office this weekend was on fire for other films. And you all know how the saying goes when it comes to a Frankenstein monster. FIRE BAD!Deader on arrival than the corpses used to construct it, I Frankenstein made just a pitiful $8.2 million on opening, landing in sixth place on the top ten. Despite the ludicrous premise, possible star power in Aaron Eckhart and decent visual effects, audiences weren’t too keen on seeing another film like this, most likely having had their fill years ago with the Underworld movies. Ride Along continued to hold the top spot, adding another $21.1 million to its coffers, as the film now has a domestic haul of $75.4 million. Here’s how everyone else did on the weekend.
- Ride Along – $21.1 Million
- Lone Survivor – $12.6 Million
- The Nut Job – $12.3 Million
- Frozen – $9 Million
- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – $8.8 Million
- I, Frankenstein – $8.2 Million
- American Hustle – $7.1 Million
- August: Osage Country – $5.041 Million
- The Wolf of Wall Street – $5 Million
- Devil’s Due – $2.7 Million
There was only one top ten departure this past weekend. Her, a near-future film which wonders if man would fall in love with their technology if it was voiced by Scarlett Johansson and starred Joaquin Phoenix as he pondered the ultimate mystery, such as boning an audio jack in his beloved iPod, bowed out of the top ten. After six weeks, the film hasn’t exactly set the box office on fire, and has only managed to scrape in $19.6 million from around the world.
Last Updated: January 27, 2014