Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell, Taylor Kitsch as Michael Murphy, Emile Hirsch as Danny Dietz, and Ben Foster as Matt Axelson in the film "Lone Survivor." Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

‘Lone Survivor’ Dominates the Weekend Box Office


This weekend, the real-life tale of a 4-man team of U.S. Navy SEALs has dominated the Box Office this weekend.

Lone Survivor, directed by Peter Berg tells the real-life story of Marcus Luttrell, played in the film by Mark Wahlberg, and his group of SEALs, referred to as SEAL team 10, and their failed mission to capture or kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah.

Lone Survivor gives people an inside look at the brotherhood inside the team, the sheer will to survive, and what four men will do in order to defend their brothers.

The film brought in an estimated $38.5 million this weekend. This is almost double the next position in the rankings. It has been in theaters in very limited release for the last three weeks. This week is its first week in wide release.

This brings Lone Survivor’s total to just under $38.9 million so far.

In second place this weekend was Disney’s latest animated feature Frozen.

Last night at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Frozen took home the award for Best Animated Feature. This weekend, the film brought home $15 million, bringing its 8 week total to $317.66 million.

Worldwide, Frozen has drawn in almost $712.3 million so far.

Coming in at the third position this weekend was Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Wolf of Wall Street. Last night at the Golden Globes, Leonardo DiCaprio would take home the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for his portrayal of the real-life Jordan Belfort.

The film brought in an estimated $9 million this weekend, bringing The Wolf of Wall Street’s 3 week total to $78.6 million.

Debuting this week in fourth place is in the new epic The Legend of Hercules. The film stars The Twilight Saga’s Kellan Lutz as the legendary hero as he discovers his godly origins and fights to protect the one he loves the most.

Rounding out the Top 5 at the Box Office is American Hustle. The film, directed by David O. Russell, cleaned up at the Golden Globes last night. American Hustle won for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. Co-Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams both won awards for their roles in the film as well. Adams won for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, and Lawrence won for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

American Hustle brought in an estimated $8.6 million over the weekend, raising its 5 week total to $101.6 million.

Here is a look at the Top 10 at the Box Office this weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

 

  Title Weekend Gross Weeks
1 Lone Survivor $38.5 million $38.9 million 3
2 Frozen $15 million $317.66 million 8
3 The Wolf of Wall Street $9 million $78.59 million 3
4 The Legend of Hercules $8.6 million $8.6 million 1
5 American Hustle $8.6 million $101.56 million 5
6 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $8.02 million $242.22 million 5
7 August: Osage County $7.32 million $7.86 million 3
8 Saving Mr. Banks $6.58 million $68.95 million 5
9 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones $6.3 million $28.47 million 2
10 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues $6.1 million $118.5 million 4

 

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