No title was able to crack the $20 million mark on a quiet weekend at multiplexes, but a new attraction took the box-office crown.
Take him or leave him, Jason Statham is a known quantity: quiet, strong, inexpressive, resourceful, and deadly.
Look for these mainstream titles to open on theatre screens during the first few months of 2013.
The animated adventure, in 3-D, finished first at the box office in its second weekend of re-release, besting the four new attractions by earning an estimated $22-million.
The makers seem to think that gunfire exchanges represent the height of drama. They couldn’t be more wrong. As for the rooting interest aspect of the film, it’s muddy at best.
The competition wasn’t exactly strong at the nation’s multiplexes over the weekend, but The Rite ended up having the right stuff.
You know what you’re getting in a Jason Statham flick: a hard-edged action thriller featuring a tough-as-nails actor who can handle all the physical demands and, as a bonus, knows how to stay within his admittedly limited range.
Philadelphia gets another close-up! A movie featuring action star Jason Statham is being shot in center city.