BOX OFFICE: Fire Bad, I, FRANKENSTEIN's Opening Weekend Worse

I, Frankenstein, the film based on the graphic novel by co-scripter Kevin Grevioux had a rocky debut. It's battling another box office disappointment for fifth place, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Ride Along topped the box office for the second weekend.

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By nailbiter111 - 1/25/2014

I, Frankenstein is having a disastrous debut. It was expected to have an $11 to $14 million opening weekend, but it appears the film will fall short of even those low estimates, with $7.75 million. The film is now destined to join 47 Ronin as the latest film to flop in 2014. The budget is estimated to be around $60 million, and that is not including marketing costs. There is a bit of good news, audiences gave the film about Frankenstein's monsters battling gargoyles and demons a B Cinemascore. Better than what Martin Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street (C) and Spike Jonze's Her (B-) received. Scary!

In other box office news: the comedy Ride Along, which stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, will pull in $20.5 million this weekend, taking first place in consecutive weekends. It experienced a 51% from last weekend, and now has earned an impressive $74.8 million. Lone Survivor is also doing well at the box office, with a solid $12.2 million. That put the military film in second place in it's fifth weekend.

1). Ride Along, (UNI) 2,759 theaters (+96) / $6.3M Fri. (-57%) / 3-day Cume: $20.5M / Wk 2

2). Lone Survivor, (UNI) 3,131 theaters (+142) / $3.6M Fri. (-48%) / 3-day Cume $12.3M/ Wk 5

3) The Nut Job (OPRD) 3,427 theaters (+45) / $2.5M Fri. (-43%) / 3-day Cume: $11.2M to $11.4M/ Wk 2

4). Frozen, (DIS) 2,757 theaters (-222) / $2M Fri. (-27%) / 3-day Cume: $9.1M / Wk 10

5/6). I, Frankenstein, (LGF) 2,753 theaters / $2.8M Fri. / Estimated 3-day Cume: $7.75M / Wk 1

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PAR) 3,387 theaters (0) / $2.6M Fri. (-51%) / 3-day Cume: $7.77M / Wk 2

7). American Hustle, (SONY) 2,304 theaters (+100) / $1.9M Fri. (-35%) / 3-day Cume: $6.9M / Wk 7

8/9). August: Osage County, (TWC) 2,411 theaters (+360) / $1.4M Fri. (-36%) / 3-day Cume: $5.2M / Wk 5

The Wolf Of Wall Street, (PAR) 1,804 theaters (-126) / $1.4M Fri. (-32%) / 3-day Cume: $5.1M / Wk 5

10). Devil’s Due (FOX) 2,544 theaters (0) / $906KM Fri. (-74%) / 3-day Cume: $2.7M / Wk 2


200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. From the co-writer of the hit supernatural saga, UNDERWORLD, comes the action thriller I, FRANKENSTEIN, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Stuart Beattie, based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel "I, Frankenstein" created by Kevin Grevioux. The story is brought to life by a cast that includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.

I, Frankenstein is written and directed by Stuart Beattie ("30 Days of Night"). The film is based on a graphic novel created by Kevin Grevioux. The cast includes: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young. In theaters January 24, 2014.
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SpideyQuad - 1/25/2014, 12:26 PM
That's what happens when you make crap movies for the month of January. We would be better off if they may no movies for January
LokiOfAsgard - 1/25/2014, 12:27 PM
That's cool.
LokiOfAsgard - 1/25/2014, 12:29 PM
I'd be okay with no new movies in January. Maybe nothing but re-released classics upgraded for the big screen.
CapFan79 - 1/25/2014, 12:30 PM
It looked like shit anyway!
batman1216 - 1/25/2014, 12:31 PM
I like Kevin Hart and all, but it is a damn shame that movie is beating Lone Survivor. Says a lot about our current society and priorities.
Andree24 - 1/25/2014, 12:34 PM
I wonder if they'll make a sequel? Yvonne Stahovski NEEDS to be in a comic book movie. Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel. Any female in the DCCU.
MrCBM56 - 1/25/2014, 12:34 PM
Kevin Hart is not funny to me. I have no interest in "Ride Along".
Timestampede - 1/25/2014, 12:35 PM
I think Aaron Eckhart and think he is an amazing actor, but this has looked bogus from the beginning. Haven't really planned on seeing it.
skullboy - 1/25/2014, 12:35 PM
No surprise being that the special effects are horrid and it's PG13.
Timestampede - 1/25/2014, 12:36 PM
Yvonne Stahovski for Mr. Marvel!
PrinceOfCrime - 1/25/2014, 12:40 PM
I will definetly see this next weekend when it comes out here.
I has my attention from the beginning and really like the plot and think Eckhart is a good actor.
ezio619 - 1/25/2014, 12:47 PM
yeah, its january,the shittiest month of the year imo,i heard jack ryan was the only average-good film in this crappile of a month, i actually want to see that since i like a good spy film, next month i want to see the lego movie and robocop next month, march is filled with movies such as need for speed, divergent, muppets most wanted, 300 rise of an empire and Noah, none of which really appeal to me,the only one im really excited to see within the 3 months or so is Cap 2
HRDWYR - 1/25/2014, 12:49 PM
@PrinceOfCrime: Really, don't waste your time or money. I saw it yesterday, and luckily I went to a matinee. It was like I was watching a SYFY channel movie. Wait for it on DVD. I watched JLA: WAR and enjoyed that so much more than this flick. -just my two cents-
PrinceOfCrime - 1/25/2014, 12:52 PM
@HRDWYR: I think i'll still go watch it with an open mind and see what it's like. But I do think the trailers look awesome.
PrinceOfCrime - 1/25/2014, 12:52 PM
Universal should build a universe of their classic horror monsters, with this movie included
PrinceOfCrime - 1/25/2014, 12:53 PM
how about that idea?
MrReese - 1/25/2014, 12:54 PM
Wolf, Lone survivor & American Hustle shit on all those.Easily.
QuestiontheAnswer - 1/25/2014, 12:54 PM
Lone Survivor is worth multiple viewings. I generally dislike war/military movies especially those involving terrorism but this is a tale of heroism.
Ramiel - 1/25/2014, 12:56 PM
Frozen is still killing it after 10 weeks.
MrReese - 1/25/2014, 12:57 PM
Kevin Hart is [frick]ing hilarious!!
ezio619 - 1/25/2014, 12:57 PM
i think the first BIG hit of the year,seeing the lineup of films , is gonna be Cap imo
MrReese - 1/25/2014, 12:58 PM
ezio619 - 1/25/2014, 12:58 PM
man i really want to see wolf of wall street,frozen, american hustle,love survivor,i gotta catch up on alot of great looking film
GeekyCheekyChic - 1/25/2014, 1:00 PM
between Legend of Hercules and I Frankenstein how can January movies get worse? Hercules is already out of cinemas and I Frankenstein should be making an exit here real soon
logray4650 - 1/25/2014, 1:06 PM
January and February - December releases with Oscar contenders and the previous year independent films at a lower rate. Studios can take a break from dumping these movies after the holidays and focus on award season. March should see the return of new releases gearing up for the summer movie season. These movies that would be released in Jan-Feb could be released in Sep-Oct each year, probably helping the bottom line for each studio because they won't have mid-budget movies failing to capture an audience yearly in the year. My two cents.
jp688 - 1/25/2014, 1:11 PM
Mostly kiddie cartoons in the top four, but who'd go see a non-genre-parody film that featured its protagonist saying the tired, joke of a cliche line, "This ends tonight" as the only spoken part of the trailer? Certainly, The Jack Ryan film has to be a lot better than this thing.
ForeverPowerful - 1/25/2014, 1:15 PM
Poor Aaron Eckhart...such an amazing actor reduced dogshit like this.
SugarYumYum - 1/25/2014, 1:17 PM
Frozen is still killing it. Get dat money Disney.

And yeah, was anyone genuinely surprised that this flopped? Genuinely?

ezio619 - 1/25/2014, 1:18 PM
does anyone else think ,looking at the current lineup of films for the next 3 months or so that Captain America Winter Soldier is gonna be the first BIG hit of the year
ezio619 - 1/25/2014, 1:21 PM
the muppets 2 also has a big chance of being the first BIG hit of 2014
ezio619 - 1/25/2014, 1:21 PM
oh yeah the lego movie can also be the first BIG hit of the year
marvel72 - 1/25/2014, 1:22 PM
it seems unless your movie is from the big two comic companies marvel or dc don't expect too much money in return.
MrReese - 1/25/2014, 1:23 PM
[frick] Disney! ;)
MrReese - 1/25/2014, 1:25 PM
Money doesn't = quality
SimpleeComplex - 1/25/2014, 1:26 PM
I Frankenstein's CGI is so bad it's rite up there with I Am Legend. It looks like a str8 to dvd quality film.
Aaron Eckhart = the rising star that never was.
TonyChu - 1/25/2014, 1:27 PM
Well, it is January!
ezio619 - 1/25/2014, 1:27 PM
there isnt any hype for alot of the movies till march , the two that are kind of hyped are the lego movie and the muppets msot wanted, need for speed is sort of gaining heat
SimpleeComplex - 1/25/2014, 1:27 PM
@sugar...luv that avatar!
ALegendaryPanda - 1/25/2014, 1:30 PM
Can January please just END already?! [frick]!
ezio619 - 1/25/2014, 1:34 PM
Alegendarypanda-we got a week left,dont worry,i just want april to get here already so i can see Captain America Winter Soldier already
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