"Ender's Game" Tops Weekend Box Office
Newly released Ender's Game from Lionsgate topped the weekend box office results, according to information from Box Office Mojo and Rentrak, with more than $28 million in total revenue. In its second weekend, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa was supplanted from the top spot, as it brought in $20.5 million in sales in for the weekend ending Sunday, versus $32 million in gross sales over its first weekend.
The complete listing of the top five domestic movies from the most recent weekend is noted in the chart below:
Sources: Box Office Mojo and Rentrak
Gravity is now the eighth-highest domestic grossing movie of the year, according to Box Office Mojo, as its total from the previous week moved it ahead of World War Z, which brought in $202 million over the summer and early fall.
Ender's Game is a popular book series and this is the first film version done by Harrison Ford. Based on the novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game stars Asa Butterfield and Ford as intergalactic soldiers. Comments made by Card expressing opposition to gay marriage led some to call for a boycott of the film. But a strong first-place opening met the studio's pre-weekend expectations.
Many are expected to be awaiting the debut of Disney's Thor: The Dark World, which will arrive in theaters next weekend, and it debuted internationally with more than $109 million weekend box office sales.
-- Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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