Friday night’s box office numbers aren’t so good for Harrison Ford. When you think that he’s in 7 of the top grossing movies of all time– the first three “Star Wars” features and all four “Indiana Jones” movies–well, yikes. “Ender’s Game” made $9.9 million on Friday, and at most will score $27 mil for the weekend. The budget was $110 mil plus costs– so let’s say the real total was $160 million. Only a tremendous reaction internationally will help.
This was Ford’s second bust of the season. “Ender’s Game” is not nearly as bad though as “Paranoia.” The August release made $7.3 million and was universally panned.
“Last Vegas” opened respectably in third place with $5.5 million. A $15 mil weekend is just fine, and the movie may build from word of mouth. Once audiences get in there, they’re going to like it.
Meanwhile, “12 Years a Slave” upped its theater count to 410 and made $1.265 mil last night. Adults: go see this film tonight. That’s an order!