‘Giant Slayer’ Is Top Weekend Film With $28 Million in Sales

'Jack the Giant Slayer'
A two-headed giant named General Fallon in "Jack the Giant Slayer." The film utilizes motion-capture technology to create the two-headed giant, played by Bill Nighy, right, and John Kassir. Source: Warner Bros. Pictures via Bloomberg

March 3 (Bloomberg) -- The 3-D re-imagining of the folktale took the top spot in U.S. and Canadian theaters this weekend, beating out last week’s No. 1 “Identity Thief.” * ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’’ (TWX) had $28m; ests. $24.3-$29.4m * No. 2 was “Identity Thief” (CMCSA) w/$9.7m; domestic gross

$107.4m after 4 wks; est. production budget $35m * “21 And Over” was 3rd at $9m; ests.: $14m-$16.7m * Top 12 wkend films $94.4m vs $152.5m a yr earlier * YTD box-office $1.55b vs $1.68b; -8%; attendance -9%

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