Thursday, 30 January 2014


A typical January weekend at the cinema, with just one new nationwide release, and it was a horror movie. And a bad one. And a low-grossing one, as I, Frankenstein made a pitiful $8.6 million, landing in sixth place. So the top five remained the same, though thanks to yet another light decline, Frozen climbed above Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, with the sixth-highest ninth weekend in wide release in box office history; it's the first movie since Avatar to have spent so many weekends within the Top 5. Ride Along held onto the top spot with $21.3 million. Further expansions for Oscar-nominated films saw their fortunes improve, as 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity and Nebraska (14-17, respectively) all gained money on last weekend, and Nebraska finally pushed its weekend figure past $1 million (in fact, it was up to $1.6 million). Moderate releases Jai Ho and Gimme Shelter neither could break into the Top 20; a little more successful were limited releases Gloria, Stranger by the Lake and Visitors, with per-theatre averages ranking between $9,000 and $19,000.

Top 10

  1. Ride Along ($21,299,495)
  2. Lone Survivor ($12,900,960)
  3. The Nut Job ($12,101,118)
  4. Frozen ($9,118,806)
  5. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit ($9,084,687)
  6. I, Frankenstein ($8,610,441)
  7. American Hustle ($7,061,676)
  8. The Wolf of Wall Street ($5,478,368)
  9. August: Osage County ($5,029,030)
  10. Devil's Due ($2,786,241)