‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ opens to weak box office numbers

By Lena Finkel,

Unsurprisingly, Jack the Giant Slayer has opened to disappointing box office numbers, only making about $28 million.

According to The Huffington Post, the film cost about $195 million to produce, so $28 million is certainly not going to cut it.

Brought to audiences by Brian Singer, the film is a take on “Jack and the Beanstalk” and stars Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, and Nicholas Holt, who recently starred in the zombie rom-com Warm Bodies. Holt and Singer formerly worked together on X-Men: First Class, a film that also opened to disappointing numbers. The X-Men installment cost $160 million to make but only opened to about $56 million.

The movie was expected to be a flop and as we previously reported, was only expected to make about $23 million.

Jack the Giant Slayer wasn’t the only bust of the weekend as the Hangover-inspired 21 and Over only grossed about $9 million, which was $6 million less than expected, according to The L.A Times.

Jack the Giant Slayer opened to 3,525 theaters nationwide and despite its low box office numbers, still managed to come in at number one.



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