Box Office Weekend: Nov. 1-3, Ender's Game Wins Top Spot

  • Monday, 04 November 2013 16:17
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Ender's Game, the long-awaited adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card finally arrived in 3,407 locations, collecting $28.0 million according to an estimate from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment.

Ender's Game led the domestic box office this weekend, but the bigger story is the debut of "Thor: The Dark World", overseas it opened to a 109.4 million reception. The Marvel Superhero is set to open in the US this weekend, if the overseas opening is any indicator of things to come, Thor should open with large box office numbers as well.

Ender's Game opened on the low end for big-budget sci-fi film, especially with big stars attached to the project. It was way off from Pacific Rim and Oblivion (both over $37 million), and was about on par with After Earth ($27.5 million), (these stats come from boxofficemojo.com).

TOP 5 BOX OFFICE FILMS

This Upcoming Weekend:

Thor: The Dark World - Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel's "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starving Games - Set in the most depressing corner of a post-apocalyptic future, our hero Kantmiss Evershot (Maiara Walsh) volunteers to take her manipulative younger sister's place in the 75th annual "Starving Games." In doing so, she must leave behind her smoldering just-a-friend Dale (Brant Daugherty) and team up with the geeky baker's son Peter Malarkey (Cody Allen Christian) in a fight for her life. But wait, there's more! She could also win an old ham, a coupon for a footlong sub at a six-inch price, and a partially-eaten pickle!

How I Live Now - Set in the near-future UK, Saoirse Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay).

The Book Thief - Set in the Germany of the 1930/40s, The Book Thief tells the story of none-year-old Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nelisse) who is torn from her own family and adopted by another. Haunted by her past, she uses stolen books to escape from reality after her foster father (Geoffrey Rush) teaches her to read. All the while her stepparents harbor a Jewish refugee (Ben Schnetzer) under the stairs...

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