Weekend Box Office Lowdown: 5th November, 2012


Wreck It Ralph will score the top spot at the box office, grossing an impressive $49 million. That puts it in a good position to score some serious bank over the holiday season. Not that I care.

Robert Zemeckis’ return to live action filmmaking, Flight also had an impressive debut. The Denzel Washington starrer should gross $25 million from less than 1900 screens. Expect this to fly away with some serious cash when all is said and done. It again shows that Washington is one of the few stars who can really open a movie – his last five films have all debuted to over $20 million.

Ben Affleck’s Argo banked an additional $10.2 million. That would give the George Clooney produced pic a strong $75 million total cume. It is now st to out gross The Town’s $92 million gross.

The Man With The Iron Fists had a disappointing debut. The Russell Crowe grossed $8.2 million. It looks totally bizarre, so it might become a cult classic. The plus side is that the budget was just $15 million.

Liam Neeson sequel, Taken 2, brought its total to $125 million after grossing another $6 million. The Luc Besson produced actioner has now grossed more than $300 million globally.

$5.2 million will see Cloud Atlas bring its total to just $18 million. That’s a poor number for this $100 million science fiction mind-bender. It needs string international grosses to save face.

Hotel Transylvania will gross another $4.5 million for a strong $137 million total. The $85 million animated film has now banked more than $252 million globally.

Paranormal Activity 4 will see the weekend-out with $4.3 million. It’s total is now just over $49 million. It doesn’t have much power left now that Halloween is gone. Expect it to be gone (or nearly gone) by next week. The $5 million fright-pic has grossed almost $100 million worldwide, although it is set to become the lowest grossing film in franchise at the US box office, trailing the $84 million final take of Paranormal Activity 2.

Here Comes The Boom banked $3.6 million for a $35 million total, while Silent Hill: Revelation should see $3.3 million for a $13 million total – which is about $7 million less than what the original did on its opening weekend.

On the international front – Skyfall is killing it. The James Bond film has now grossed $287 million globally. It is now set to become the highest grossing film in the franchise at the worldwide box office.

Source: Box Office Mojo