The Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton starrer, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, has topped the US box office on its first weekend of release, taking $19 million. While it came in number one, many are still seeing the grown-up fairytale as an underperformer, as most had expected an opening in the $20 million range.
The other new openers did much worse though. The Jason Statham starrer Parker placed fifth with $7 million, which isn’t amazing but is about on par with most of the actor’s recent US opening (barring The Expendables movies).
And despite its incredibly starry cast, the anthology comedy Movie 43 tanked with just $5 million to place seventh. It also been receiving atrocious word of mouth, so it’s unlikely this going to be a sleeper.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of January 25th-27th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters||$19.0||$19.0|
|3||Silver Linings Playbook||$10.0||$69.4|
|4||Zero Dark Thirty||$9.8||$69.9|