Jack The Giant Slayer crushes N. America box office
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Big-budget action-adventure Jack The Giant Slayer crushed all rivals in its debut weekend, easily topping the North American box office, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
Jack, which stars Nicholas Hoult in the title role as a young farmhand battling giants to save a princess, raked in US$28 million (S$35 million) in its first three days of release, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
It easily unseated the comedy Identity Thief starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, which dropped back to second place with US$9.7 million in box office receipts. So far, Thief has taken in US$107.4 million.
Debuting in third place was comedy 21 & Over, about a medical student who goes out partying with his buddies for his 21st birthday on the eve of a major med school exam.