Jack Slays The US Box Office

But the take is not so giant...

Jack The Giant Slayer

Bryan Singer might be busy getting ready to make X-Men: Days Of Future Past, but for the last few days, all eyes have been on his latest film, J**ack The Giant Slayer. While it scored first place in the charts this weekend, it’s not exactly a storming success, pointing to possible fairytale fatigue among audiences. Jack** managed $28 million this weekend, a soft start for a film whose budget nudged towards $200 million.

Jason Bateman/Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief continues to do well, dropping just one place to second after hopping back up to first last week. It made $9.7 million to best newcomers 21 And Over, the Hangover-style college comedy, which took in $9 million in third, and horror sequel The Last Exorcism Part II, which scared up $8 million for forth place. Rounding out the top five was Snitch with $7.7 million.

Sixth place went to the latest Nicholas Sparks romance Safe Haven, which pulled in $6.3 million, above ‘toon Escape From Planet Earth in seventh with $6.2 million. Eighth was Silver Linings Playbook ($5.9 million), ninth was A Good Day To Die Hard ($4.5 million) and Dark Skies sank to 10th with $3.5 million.

To see a beanstalk chopped down by Melissa McCarthy in the full charts, head to Box Office Mojo.