BOX OFFICE: How Much Did Hansel And Gretel Witch Hunters Gross In Its Opening Weekend? A Weak $18 Million.

I haven't done this type of post in a while because since 007 Skyfall, there weren't any good movies to really talk about. However, after many failed weeks in Hollywood a good movie finally came out of the depths. I was really looking forward to see Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, but apparently I was only one in a few. The movie didn't make much money this weekend, a mere $18 million. However it still managed to make it to the top of the box office this weekend because of a general flop. This weekend's box office was poor.

Paramount‘s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D co-financed with MGM playing on 3,372 theaters opened to $5.9M Friday then went up +40% to $8.4M Saturday. It's disappointing tally of $18 million for the weekend could possibly mean that Paramount could make a loss. However, the film was a relatively low budget one costing only $50 million according to Paramount, so I think that they are going to make back their money if all goes well.

The weekend box office for January 25th to 27th 2013 is as follows:

1. Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D (MGM/Paramount) NEW [Runs 3,372] R
Friday $6.0M, Saturday $8.4M, Weekend $18.0M

2. Mama (Universal) Week 2 [Runs 2,682] PG13
Friday $3.8M, Saturday $6.2M, Weekend $13.2M (-54%), Cume $49.0M

3. Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein) Week 11 [Runs 2,641] R
Friday $2.3M, Saturday $4.3M, Weekend $9.3M, Cume $68.8M

4. Zero Dark Thirty (Annapurna/Sony) Week 6 [Runs 2,929] R
Friday $2.3M, Saturday $4.3M, Weekend $9.0M, Cume $69.1M

5. Parker (FilmDistrict) NEW [Runs 2,224] R
Friday $2.1M, Saturday $3.1M, Weekend $7.2M

6. Django Unchained (Weinstein) Week 5 [Runs 2,007] R
Friday $1.2M, Saturday $2.2M, Weekend $4.8M, Cume $146.1M

7. Movie 43 (Relativity) NEW [Runs 2,023] R
Friday $1.8M, Saturday $2.0M, Weekend $4.0M

8. Les Miserables (Universal) Week 5 [Runs 2,210] PG13
Friday $1.0M, Saturday $1.9M, Weekend $4.1M, Cume $137.4M

9. Gangster Squad (Warner Bros) Week 3 [Runs 2,590] R
Friday $1.1M, Saturday $1.8M, Weekend $4.1M, Cume $39.5M

10. Broken City (New Regency/Fox) Week 2 [Runs 2,622] R
Friday $1.0M, Saturday $1.8M, Weekend $3.8M (-54%), Cume $15.1M