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Lone Survivor outmuscles Hercules to win US box office

Published on Jan 13, 2014 6:10 AM
 
Actor Mark Wahlberg poses for a portrait while promoting the film Lone Survivor in New York, on Dec 5, 2013. Lone Survivor, the true story of a failed United States (US) Navy Seals mission to capture or kill a Taleban leader in Afghanistan, collected US$38.5 million (S$48.6 million) in US and Canadian ticket sales, topping movie Frozen to win the weekend box office race. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Lone Survivor, the true story of a failed United States (US) Navy Seals mission to capture or kill a Taleban leader in Afghanistan, collected US$38.5 million (S$48.6 million) in US and Canadian ticket sales, topping movie Frozen to win the weekend box office race.

The film stars Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell, the only one of four Seals to return from the mission and who wrote the 2007 book on which the movie is based.

Frozen, a Walt Disney Co animated film and last week's box office winner, was second with ticket sales of US$15.1 million from Friday through Sunday, according to estimates from Rentrak.

The Wolf Of Wall Street, a tale of greed starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was third with US$9 million, while this week's other new major release, The Legend Of Hercules, starring fashion model and actor Kellan Lutz, was just behind, selling US$8.6 million in tickets.

 
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