12 Years a Slave continues to thrive in limited release.
(Photo: Summit Entertainment)
Ender's Game lead the box office this weekend, taking in $28 million for first place. The fantasy film, starring Harrison Ford and Viola Davis, is based on the hugely popular novel series of the same name. Though it was victorious this weekend, Ender's Game will face tough competition with the release of Thor: The Dark World and Hunger Games: Catching Fire in the coming weeks.
Bad Grandpa, the newest film from the Jackass crew, dropped to second place but still pulled in just over $20 million, bringing its two week total to $60 million. The film edged out Last Vegas, starring Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas, which fell to third place.
Meanwhile, 12 Years a Slave continued its expansion to theaters across America and performed beyond expectations, pulling in $4.6 million in limited release and cracking the top ten. The Oscar-bound film is benefiting from incredibly strong critical reviews and word of mouth as it continues to roll out.
Next week, Thor: The Dark World will endeavor to end Ender's Game's box office reign, while the romantic comedy About Time ushers in the rush of Christmas movies.
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