Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: March 31 2013

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March 31 Box Office GI Joe Retaliation Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: March 31 2013

We learned that knowing is half the battle in this week’s box office, and the other half is 3D post-conversion.

Coming in at number 1 this weekend is G.I. Joe Retaliation (read our review) with $41 million. The film actually opened on Thursday with $10 million, which brings its 4-day domestic total up to $51 million.

Comparatively, the first G.I. Joe opened with a $54 million (a summer opening, mind you) and went on to gross a little over $150 million. Retaliation could be on a similar track, which will barely clear the film’s rumored $130 million budget. It’s too early to tell at this point, but a third G.I. Joe film (or even a G.I. Joe and Transformers crossover) may not be in the cards.

The Croods held pretty strong this weekend, opening in 2nd place with $26 million. It was Easter weekend after all – a surefire, family-friendly movie-going time – and with nothing else to compete with, The Croods had its pick of the litter. It is now up to $88 million in domestic grosses.

Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor comes in at number 3 with $22 million. As far as Tyler Perry movies go, a $22 million opening puts the film somewhere in the middle of the director’s 13 films – not the most successful, but certainly not the least successful either.

Last weekend’s surprise hit, Olympus Has Fallen, comes in at number 4 this weekend with $14 million. A $54 million tally over two weeks certainly isn’t bad, especially for a film that had really low expectations prior to release.

Oz the Great and Powerful rounds out the top 5 with $11.6 million. The Disney film is just barely under the $200 million mark ($198.2 million), and climbing.

The big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host (read our review) comes in at number 6 with a disappointing $11 million. While the Twilight author is used to seeing opening weekend numbers around the $90 million range, this film will be lucky to pull in $40 million total.

March 31 Box Office The Host Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: March 31 2013

Although Stephenie Meyer may be working on a sequel to The Host, we would be surprised to see Open Road Films move forward with the property. Apparently, parasitic aliens can’t hold a candle to teenage vampires and werewolves.

Halle Berry’s thriller The Call comes in at number 7 with $4 million, which brings its total up to $39 million. Another surprise hit for March, this film far outperformed expectations.

The Tina Fay and Paul Rudd comedy, Admission, comes in at number 8 with $3 million. The film has grossed only $11 million over two weeks.

Spring Breakers added another $2.7 million to its tally this weekend, which was good enough for 9th place. Harmony Korine’s satire of Spring Break culture couldn’t have hit at a better time, and the film is now up to $10 million.

Rounding out the top 10 is The Incredible Burt Wonderstone with $1.3 million, which brings its total up to a measly $20 million after three weeks. Next week: the film will pull off a disappearing act.

Outside the top 10: Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines (read our review) grossed $270,000 on only 4 screens, which was good enough for a $67,000 average. The film has been getting mostly positive reviews and features high profile talent such as Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, so look for it to slowly creep towards the top 10 as it expands.

[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released Monday, April 1st - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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TAGS: admission, box office, gi joe 2, olympus has fallen, Spring Breakers, the call, the croods, the great and powerful oz, the host, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Place Beyond the Pines

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  1. Ha. Disappearing act.

  2. GI Joe will bring a sequel, it made another $80 million internationally, so it made back it’s budget with it’s worldwide gross. I know it doesn’t get all of those ticket sales but still that is really good for being postponed for 9 months.

  3. GI JOE 3 has already been greenlit after the opening this weekend.

    Aye gavalt

  4. Why does it surprise me? Its a GI Joe is a lot better than the last movie, however, it still sucks. Just give it time and people will compare it to the first Spiderman movie (everyone said it was cool when it came out and now they say it sucks bad).

    • But the first spider man movie does not suck. Its one of those stupid situation were the third one sucks so appreantly they all suck now.

      • The first one doesn’t suck but it isn’t that good and hasn’t aged well at all. I think the disaster of the third one and the brilliance of the reboot (plus the reboot not being goofy as hell and more of a comedy) hasn’t helped that first movie.

        • Brilliance of the reboot? In what way was the reboot brilliant?

          • The fact that the atrocious Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst had nothing to do with it made it brilliant in and of itself.

  5. Well according to collider.com G.I. Joe 2 had the second biggest easter opening weekend of all time. If that is true, then that’s pretty good going. It opened worlwide too (i think), so it should benefit from lack of bad press or downloads.