Box Office Results · January 29, 2012
Alpha Male Liam Neeson and his bloody Man vs. Nature action flick dominated the Box Office this weekend. Neeson’s past box office wins with 2008’s ‘Taken’ and 2011’s ‘Unknown’ proved that audiences love watching him kill people. Now we also know that moviegoers love watching him slay bloodthirsty wolves!
The other two newcomers, ‘One For The Money’ and ‘Man On A Ledge’, also fell victim to tough guy Liam Neeson with weak openings. Though, that probably has more to do with the fact they both looked terrible.
The Katherine Heigl vehicle came in at #3 with just under $12M. Perhaps the cute no-name male co-star was part of the problem (but only a very little part). We certainly don’t think Heigl is good enough to carry a movie herself, and when you pair her with “that guy from that dinosaur tv show… you know, the one that was cancelled…” it’s just not enough.
(Sorry Jason O’Mara. We liked Terra Nova…)
Speaking of not good enough, Hollywood’s baffling love affair with Sam Worthington continued with ‘Man on a Ledge’. Too bad no one else feels the same way about him, his flick pulled in $8.3M for a #5 debut. The only positive thing we can say about this movie is that he is FINALLY sporting something other than that stupid crew cut!
Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:
|LW||TW||Movie Title||Weekend Gross||Total Gross||Week|
|–||3||One For the Money||$11,750,000||$11,750,000||1|
|–||5||Man on a Ledge||$8,300,000||$8,300,000||1|
|4||6||Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close||$7,145,000||$21,106,000||6|
|5||9||Beauty and the Beast (3D)||$5,345,000||$41,147,000||3|
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