LOS ANGELES (March 3, 2013)--The Warner Bros. 3-D action extravaganza “Jack the Giant Slayer,” based on the Jack and the Beanstalk legend, made just $28 million to debut at No. 1, according to Sunday studio estimates.
The film’s reported budget was about $200 million.
"Jack" comes from Bryan Singer, director of "The Usual Suspects" and the first two "X-Men" movies and stars Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Ian McShane and Stanley Tucci.
Among other new releases, the college romp "21 & Over" from Relativity Media made only $9 million 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 more than $8 million.