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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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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