Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: January 26, 2014

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The box office was not kind to this week's lone new release, as most of the top 10 remained the same.

Coming in at number 2 is Lone Survivor with $12.6 million. With $93.6 million after 5 weeks, four of which were spent at or near the number 1 spot, Lone Survivor is steadily declining, but not as fast as some other films. The film should pass the $100 million mark during the week.

The Nut Job is the number 3 film with $12.3 million, which brings its domestic total up to $40 million. The animated film is doing decent business, but it needs a little more to pass its $42 million budget. That said, a sequel has already been greenlit, so clearly Open Road Films is happy with The Nut Job's performance.

Kristoff and Sven in Disney's Frozen

In at number 4 is Frozen with $9 million. With $347 million over 10 weeks, Frozen has now become the highest grossing original animated film ever, surpassing the previous title-holder Finding Nemo. If the film stays strong, and if its re-release in sing-along format does well, Frozen should pass Despicable Me 2's $368 million domestic total to take the number 3 spot on the 2013 top grossers list.

Rounding out the top 5 is Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit with $8.8 million. Although the film held a little better than most in its second weekend, its $30 million after two weeks is a far cry from the four other Jack Ryan films. Chances are this is the last we will see of the character for a while.

Coming in at a disappointing number 6 is I, Frankenstein (read our review) with $8.7 million. Hopes weren't too high with regards to I, Frankenstein's quality, but most expected the film to open a little stronger than this.

I, Frankenstein's opening is by no means the worst of the year (even in January), but it did open with a lower total than The Legend of Hercules, which flopped big time. When all is said and done, the film will likely finish with about half of its $65 million budget.

The number 7 film this weekend is American Hustle with $7.1 million. After seven strong weeks at or near the top 10, American Hustle has grossed a very impressive $127 million. It's unclear how much awards show hardware is still in the film's future, but it has certainly found success with audiences.

Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper in American Hustle

August: Osage County takes the number 8 spot with $5.04 million. The Meryl Streep-led family drama is now at $26 million domestic.

In at number 9 is The Wolf of Wall Street with $5 million. Now at $98 million, Wolf of Wall Street is poised to become Martin Scorsese's fourth $100 million earner – a surprising stat considering the legendary director's filmography. And, if the film can hold on long enough, it might surpass The Departed ($132 million) as Scorsese's highest grossing film ever.

Rounding out the top 10 is Devil's Due with $2.7 million. The good news is this found footage horror film, centered on a disturbing pregnancy, has surpassed its $7 million budget. The bad news it has only made $12 million after two weeks.

Outside the top 10: the Vanessa Hudgens-led Gimme Shelter (read our review) pulled in a paltry $721,000 on 385 screens. Screen Rant's Sandy Schaefer did not take kindly to the film and neither did audiences.


[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 on Monday, January 26th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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