JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (Warner Bros.)The good news is Jack the Giant Slayer, directed by X-Men and Superman Returns filmmaker Bryan Singer, easily bested the competition to win the box office weekend with $28 million.  Unfortunately, the movie is saddled with an estimated $195 million budget, which means this special effects laden vehicle is pretty much dead on arrival.  This is the second bomb for Warner Bros. this year, as Jack the Giant Slayer was preceded by the witch drama turkey Beautiful Creatures.

The $35 million budgeted Identity Thief has overachieved, as it landed at #2 with $9.7 million.  To date, the comedy has  an overall domestic haul of over $107 million.  21 and Over, although costing just $13 million, performed below expectations with a $9 million debut.  Here’s this weekend’s top 10:

1.  Jack the Giant Slayer - $28 million

2.  Identity Thief - $9.7 million

3.  21 and Over - $9 million

21 and Over star Justin Chon recalls one of his more embarrassing drunken moments. To hear the story, click on the media bar:

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4. The Last Exorcism Part II -$8.03 million

5.  Snitch - $7.7 million

6.  Safe Haven - $6.3 million

7.  Escape From Planet Earth - $6.28 million

8.  Silver Linings Playbook - $5.9 million

9.   A Good Day To Die Hard - $4.5 million

10.  Dark Skies - $3.56 million


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