Box Office Mojo
One of the year’s biggest surprises so far is that Brad Anderson’s The Call proved Halle Berry still has what it takes to attract a crowd as the film ended up in the number two spot at the box office.
Per Box Office Mojo, Oz: The Great and Powerful retained its great, powerful hold on the number one position, adding $42.2 million in its second weekend outing for a 10-day total of $145 million.
As for The Call, it took in an estimated $17.1 million. Unsurprisingly, the audience skewed female (61 percent) and older (53 percent over the age of 30). They gave the movie a “B+” CinemaScore, and based on these statistics, there’s a legitimate chance The Call will wind up with over $45 million, which would be a solid success for Sony. No too shabby considering its estimated budget is just $13 million.
The other genre films still in theatres include Jack the Giant Slayer, which hung on to fourth place with $6.22 million, and The Last Exorcism Part II, which dropped to 12th with $1.325 million. Warm Bodies and Dark Skies are still bringing in a little cash as well with $585,000 and $551,000, respectively.
All eyes are now on March 29th, when The Host debuts, to see if it will be another huge success story for author Stephenie Meyer and April 5th, when we’ll see if Evil Dead really does bring back R-rated horror in a big way.
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