"Sparkle" Grabs 5th Place At The Box Office With $12M!
After receiving mixed reviews, the film Sparkle grossed $12M at the box office over the weekend. Get the deets on what place it finished in the top ten inside.....
Sparkle, the Whitney Houston & TD Jakes-produced remake of the 1976 classic bowed into the box over in 5th place this weekend with $12M in ticket sales.
Though the flick was out-grossed by films like The Expendables 2 and The Bourne Legacy, SONY only spent $14M to make it. So the film should make the company's money back and then some. By the way, Sparkle was shown in close to 1500 LESS theaters than many of the movies in the top 5.
Movie insiders added that the film's audience was skewed toward an older female demo, but it reportedly met box office performance expectations.
Singer Jason Derulo tweeted his girlfriend, star Jordin Sparks, about the film saying,
DAMN!! Just watched "SPARKLE" in the movie theatre again! Oscar's get ready! @jordinsparks BABY-CAKES get ready! #Tearjerker
Here's how the top 10 shaped up:
1. "The Expendables 2" (Lionsgate/Millennium): Opened to $28.8 million.
2. "The Bourne Legacy" (Universal/Relativity): $17 million on its second weekend, down 55%. Domestic total: $69.6 million. $18.2 million overseas in 18 foreign markets. International total: $28.1 million.
3. "ParaNorman" (Focus/Laika): Opened to $14 million. $2 million overseas in nine foreign markets. International total: $7.6 million.
4. "The Campaign" (Warner Bros.): $13.4 million on its second weekend, down 50%. Domestic total: $51.7 million.
5. "Sparkle" (Sony): Opened to $12 million.
6. "The Dark Knight Rises" (Warner Bros./Legendary): $11.1 million on its fifth weekend, down 41%. Domestic total: $409.9 million.
7. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" (Disney): Opened to $10.9 million on its first weekend, $15.2 million since its Wednesday debut.
8. "Hope Springs" (Sony/MGM/Mandate): $9.1 million on its second weekend, down 38%. Domestic total: $35.1 million.
9. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" (Fox): $3.9 million on its third weekend, down 52%. Domestic total: $38.8 million. $866,815 overseas in five foreign markets. International total: $8.8 million.
10. "Total Recall" (Sony): $3.5 million on its third weekend, down 56%. Domestic total: $51.8 million. $19 million overseas in 53 foreign markets. International total: $58.2 million.]