Jack the Giant Slayer is number one at the box office after taking in $28 million in it’s first weekend at movie theaters. This isn’t exactly great news considering it had a reported budget of just under $200 million.
Jack the Giant Slayer comes from Bryan Singer, director of “The Usual Suspects” and the first two “X-Men” movies. It stars Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Ian McShane and Stanley Tucci. Warner Bros.’ executive vice president of theatrical distribution Jeff Goldstein was disappointed by the movie’s weak opening, but he’s happy about its CinemaScore, which was a B-plus overall and an A among viewers under 18.
“That tells us that the audiences that are seeing it really do like it,” Goldstein said. “The international opening in Asia has been very strong — the 3-D component of the special effects works in a big way outside the domestic marketplace.” “Jack the Giant Slayer” made $13.7 million in 11 international territories for a worldwide total of $41.7 million.