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'Ender's Game' Succeeds Despite All Those Crazy Things Orson Scott Card Says


Your weekend box office:

1. Ender's Game - $28 million. Few can resist the allures of Ben Kingsley being bald and Harrison Ford speaking gruffly at people.

2. Bad Grandpa - $20.5 million in another wildly-successful week for the lucrative career of dressing up like an old man and pretending you are elderly. I should have majored in that.

3. Last Vegas - $16.5 million. You can lead some old guys to Nevada, but you can't make us watch.

4. Free Birds - $16.2 million. Someone thought we would like to watch animated turkeys that time travel but it turns out we did not want to see that at all.

5. Gravity - $13.1 million. The film has now definitively grossed more than Love Potion No. 9.

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

  • October 28, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Bad Grandpa - A strong $32 million, making it clear you will go see a grandpa. Just not your grandpa. 2. Gravity - $20.3 million. After four weekends out, the film has set itself up to today break the $200 million mark domestically. Celebrate the w... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Gravity - $31 million, giving a third first-place week to Alfonso Cuarón's buddy comedy about uptight, by-the-books Sandra Bullock and her problems to complete a mission with the wild and freewheelin' space debris. 2. Captain Phillips - $17.3 mill... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. The Stars of Summer 1997's Worst Sequels Get Lost in Space - $44.3 million 2. Tom Hanks' Maritime Adventure - $26 million 3. CGI Food Blog 2 - $14.2 million 4. Leathery Knifeman Murders - $3.8 million 5. Justin Timberlake Visits Poker Website - ... / Continue →
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