I apologize for the lack of a Box Office Numbers last week. It had absolutely nothing to do with being in Austin, TX for SXSW (honestly). When I tried to access Rentrak, the site I use to compile every weekend’s ticket sales, it was down. It kind of sucked, too, because a lot of big films came out last weekend. Oh well. As SXSW begins to wind down as I type this, we still have a few more SXSW-related surprises for you this week!
Oz the Great and Powerful is a repeat offender as the box office king. This weekend’s newcomers, The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, came in at second and third place, respectively. I was hoping the magic comedy would place higher, but third place is still admirable.
The rest of this weekend’s box office numbers are below.[via Rentrak]
1. Oz the Great and Powerful – $42,222,000
2. The Call – $17,100,000
3. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – $10,305,000
4. Jack the Giant Slayer – $6,220,000
5. Identity Thief – $4,518,780
6. Snitch – $3,500,000
7. 21 and Over – $2,619,000
8. Silver Linings Playbook – $2,587,000
9. Safe Haven – $2,495,000
10. Escape from Planet Earth – $2,327,000