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Weekend B.O. Jan. 24-26 (Nobody Loves Frankie)

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act January 26, 2014 at 12:25PM

Lionsgate's big bet on a new Frankenstein tentpole franchise has fallen way short of the mark
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I, Frankenstein

Despite a 49% drop from last weekend, Ride Along was again the No. 1 film, with a $21 million weekend, and will probably be no. 1 next weekend as well.

With over $75 million to date, it’s a sure thing that the film will hit the $100 million mark, despite the fact that no one seems to like it. I’m always amazed when a film that people don’t like still does well at the box office. What is that all about? Someone explain that to me. Then again, people must like it or else it wouldn’t have done so well so far. I’m confused.

And the success of the film most likely means a sequel is on its way, for a film that no one likes. But that’s not the first time that has happened.

The only big major release was Lionsgate’s I Frankenstein which, not surprisingly, tanked with just $8.3 million. Was it the lousy trailer that gave people that kind of “I’ve-seen-that-kind-of-CGI-overkill-craptacular-100-times-before” feeling? Was it the lame premise, turning the classic Frankenstein monster into some sort of PG-13 friendly generic hunk superhero? Was it the fact that, according to Variety’s review, “the film might very well set some kind of record for the most expository dialogue in a single feature film, with almost every spoken exchange either relaying a convoluted backstory, outlining a nefarious scheme, or describing the actions currently taking place onscreen.

Hey, all of those were enough to keep me away for sure.

And it’s pretty safe to assume that any plans for an I Frankenstein sequel are dead in the water.

Lone Survivor still is holding on pretty strongly in second place, with $12.6 million, heading for $100 million, which, for Universal, along with their other film Ride Along, is an impressive comeback after the last dismal six months for the studio (with the exception of The Best Man Holiday), culminating with the gigantic b.o. flop 47 Ronin.

Disney’s Frozen has turned out to be a monster hit, with almost $350 million so far, almost twice what the film was expected to make. Something about that film has really grabbed a hold of people.

And 12 Years A Slave moved up a notch from 17th place last week to 16th with $43.5 million, making my prediction of the film doing $45-50 million total domestically on track. So far, worldwide, the film has made $67.5 million.

1) Ride Along Uni. $21,162,000  Total: $75,407,000 
2) Lone Survivor Uni. $12,601,000 otal: $93,615,000 
3) The Nut Job ORF $12,316,000 Total: $40,271,000 
4) Frozen BV $9,035,000 Total: $347,816,000 
5) Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Par. $8,800,000 Total: $30,168,000 
6) I, Frankenstein LGF $8,275,000 
7) American Hustle Sony $7,100,000 Total: $127,039,000 
8) August: Osage County Wein. $5,041,000 Total: $26,527,000 
9) The Wolf of Wall Street Par. $5,000,000 Total: $98,030,000 
10) Devil's Due Fox $2,750,000 Total: $12,886,000 
11) Her WB $2,285,000 Total: $19,175,000 
12) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug WB $2,165,000 -Total: $252,344,000 

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