Jack the Giant Slayer, based on the Jack and the Beanstalk legend, had a weak debut and made just 28 million this weekend but managed to top the box office, according to Sunday studio estimates.
The Warner Bros. 3-D action extravaganza, directed by Bryan Singer, has a reported budget of just under 200 million dollars, the New York Post reported.
Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief was placed at 2nd place and became the first film to cross the 100-million dollar mark this year. Now in its fourth week in theaters, the Universal movie has made 107.4 million dollars.
Among other new releases, the college romp 21 and Over from Relativity Media made only 9 million dollars this weekend to open in third place and the horror sequel The Last Exorcism Part II from CBS Films debuted in fourth place with just over 8 million dollars.