Box Office: ‘I, Frankenstein’ Scary Low with $10 Million; ‘Ride Along’ Rolls

Box Office: 'I, Frankenstein' Scary Low

'Lone Survivor' showing staying power with up to $14 million

Lionsgate’s launch of “I, Frankenstein” was clinging to life at about $3 million for Friday and appeared heading for a $10 million weekend at the U.S. box office. The fantasy-actioner, set in a dystopian world, has generated dismal reviews with a 3% “fresh” rating on the Rotten Tomatoes site.

“I, Frankenstein” stars Aaron Eckhart in a battle between gargoyles and demons and is directed by Stuart Beattie from his own script, based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. Lakeshore financed the $65 million project.

Meanwhile, Universal’s second weekend of cop comedy “Ride Along” is heading for a second-consecutive victory with as much as $20 million for the weekend.

Early Friday’s figures for the Ice Cube-Kevin Hart vehicle projected in the $5.5 million to $6 million range in its eighth day of release to push the cume to around $60 million.

Uni’s third frame of war drama “Lone Survivor” remained a decent draw with a projected weekend in the $12 million to $14 million range. The Mark Wahlberg starrer performed well in mid-week shows and has gone past $81 million domestically.

Open Road’s second fame of “The Nut Job” was projected to generate strong daytime business on Saturday, which could lift it to about $13 million for the weekend.


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  1. Ash says:

    Wow! Worse than Underworld!? That takes some doing!

  2. The other guy says:

    This film sounded bad on an epic scale from the very first mention of it, and once the trailer came out our fears were confirmed. AWFULL!!! Why did Eckhart sign up for this? Must have needed the cash thats all I can say.
    The guy that gave this the green light is definitely in the wrong business.

    This is Underworld, only worse.

  3. harry georgatos says:

    How’s another variation of the Frankenstein story relevant? If Alex Proyas was directing this movie it may have found a solid audience! Stuart Beattie is nothing more then a below average director on the assembly line doing a by-the-numbers job on a story that could have been written a 15 year old kid! These concepts are developed to the lowest common denominator and preaches to the dumb and dumber! As far as I’m concerned every movie opening every week should be as original and demanding as INCEPTION and then Hollywood can depend on solid box-office! It’s time a purging happens in Hollywood and get rid of writers and directors that can’t lift their games to the standard that intelligent movie goers demand! All the wrong people have the right jobs! And all the right projects don’t get made into movies that cinema patrons would love to watch. A changing of the guard is needed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. onmedea says:

    That’s more than it deserves. Terrible review across the board – this is my favorite of the bad reviews:
    But it’s pretty terrible. This is my favorite of the bad reviews:

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