March 3 Action movie "Jack the Giant Slayer"
climbed to the top of movie box office charts, grabbing an
estimated $28 million in weekend ticket sales at U.S. and
The $189 million production is a modern, special
effects-filled version of the classic "Jack and the Beanstalk"
fairy tale. It stars Nicholas Hoult as a young farmer who
ventures into the land of the giants to save a kidnapped
"Jack" finished ahead of "Identity Thief," which placed
second with $9.7 million, and adult comedy "21 and Over," which
sold $9 million worth of tickets from Friday through Sunday to
capture third place.
Horror sequel "The Last Exorcism Part II" took the No. 4
slot with $8 million.
Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. released "Jack the
Giant Slayer." Privately held Relativity Media distributed "21
And Over." CBS Films, the movie division of CBS Corp,
released "The Last Exorcism."