BOX OFFICE: HANSEL & GRETEL Projected For $14M Weekend

The fairytale witch-hunting siblings are projected for a lower opening weekend than what Paramount initially estimated. However, international numbers should keep Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola's picture out of the red.

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By Mark Julian - 1/26/2013






As stated above, Hansel & Gretel was number one Friday with $6 million and is on pace for a $14M weekend. Paramount expected the $50M motion picture to open in the high-teens to low 20's which is a bit higher than the latest projection. The film was never projected as a big U.S. draw and is expected to do the lion's share of its business overseas as evidenced by the $8.6M opening in Russia. It should also be noted that there was a considerable snow storm that hit the East Coast last night which certainly dissuaded more than a few from venturing out to the theater.

For comparable opening weekend figures (domestic), Dredd earned $6.3M, The Man With The Iron Fist earned $7.9M, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter took $16.3M last June and Jack Reacher earned $15.2M.

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Running Time: 1 hr 28 min
Release Date: January 25 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen
Directed by: Tommy Wirkola
Written by: Tommy Wirkola and Dante Harper

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MarkJulian - 1/26/2013, 8:31 AM
@tea Lol
Boogie138 - 1/26/2013, 8:43 AM
oh tea!
edmundo - 1/26/2013, 9:01 AM
Hmmm cannot find any boobs in that gif Tea, will keep looking
INSTANTJUSTICE - 1/26/2013, 9:13 AM
I see 3 boobs in it.
edmundo - 1/26/2013, 9:28 AM
Dear Lord I thought that was a dude! lol
CoolantTech - 1/26/2013, 9:57 AM
Tea never ceases to amaze
MarkJulian - 1/26/2013, 9:58 AM
Movie will not flop, will do well internationally and will probably collect 30-40 million domestic on a $50M budget.
GUNSMITH - 1/26/2013, 10:05 AM
SHOOT I LIKED IT.
GUNSMITH - 1/26/2013, 10:10 AM
Doppelganger - 1/26/2013, 10:33 AM
Watched it last night... Worst movie I ever seen in a long time! If Gemma Arterton wasn't in this I wanted to punch my self multiple times to advert the pain somewhere else.
Funny how all the production value went into the last 5 min of the movie right before the ending credits and I screamed out why the hell couldn't the rest of the movie looked like this!?

"Worst movie EVER!!!" Comic book guy from Simpsons LOL
macfint - 1/26/2013, 11:59 AM
firstly, I want to say thank you to Teabag. You clearly, are a wonderful person. 2nd, anyone who watches this piece of shit movie should be beaten for supporting it.
gaikinger - 1/26/2013, 2:04 PM
would like more opinions on this one.
edmundo - 1/26/2013, 3:28 PM
@Tea I do see those boobs. You English know how to please the customer
RPD - 1/26/2013, 5:52 PM
@ELgUaSoN I do want Hawkeye and Black Widow. Or, better yet, Black Widow and Winter Soldier in a few years...
Bread - 1/26/2013, 9:55 PM
I saw it, it was very... VERY violent
GUNSMITH - 1/26/2013, 10:11 PM
THERE WAS A VARIETY OF WITCHES, FIGHT SCENES WERE COOL, WEAPONS WERE COOL...I'D WATCH A SECOND ONE..JUST AMPING IT UP A LITTLE MORE WOULD BE GOOD. MORE VARIETIES OF WITCHES CREATURES WEAPONS AND FIGHT AN ACTION SEQUENCES...
IIIAdamantiumIII - 1/26/2013, 10:25 PM
It was a fun movie, just got back from it. Took a friend and she really enjoyed it. I really liked the style of the world that was created. Fun movie really violent in parts *heads explode /blood and guts fly everywhere* and there was even a boobie scene ;) It was better than expected. I'd check it out if you liked Dredd.
SCURVYDOG619 - 1/27/2013, 8:31 AM
Gotta love independant wrestling shows-by which,I mean @Tea's GIF,not to be confused with Tea's date nights with the missus...lol
Maximus101 - 1/27/2013, 9:46 AM
Movie looks terrible and I do not plan on seeing it, I would literally rather go see Parker.
billnye69 - 1/28/2013, 3:43 AM
I laughed when it was shown that Hansel had diabetes from eating to much candy from the candy house.

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