Box Office: ‘I, Frankenstein’ Dead on Arrival with $7.7 Million

I, Frankenstein

'Ride Along' leads pack holdovers topping the weekend

It looks as though “I, Frankenstein” is deteriorating before our very eyes.

Pre-weekend projections had Lionsgate’s horror-inspired actioner in the mid-teens this weekend. That was reigned back to $10 million midday Friday, and now its total looks even grimmer: about $7.7 million, well shy of double digits.

“I, Frankenstein” cost a reported $65 million to produce, not including the marketing costs that producer Lakeshore Entertainment wound up assuming, thus limiting Lionsgate’s exposure on the likely flop. Of its $2.8 million Friday haul, roughly 60% came from 3D engagements, which is slightly higher than usual for the format. It’s expected to land in sixth overall at the domestic marketplace by Sunday’s end.

With “I, Frankenstein” the only wide opener this frame, several holdovers are left to take up the slack — including Universal’s “Ride Along,” which just broke the Martin Luther King holiday weekend record with $48.6 million in four days. The laffer’s looking at another $20 million Friday-Sunday for first place.

Behind it, Open Road’s “The Nut Job” and Universal’s “Lone Survivor” are also continuing to hold up the box office, “Nut Job” with $11 million projected this weekend and “Lone Survivor” with $12 million.

Focus Features expanded “Dallas Buyers Club” following Oscar nods for best picture, best actor and best supporting actor, among others. The drama’s looking at almost $2 million for the weekend, taking its domestic cume just past the $20 million mark.

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  1. sampittman90 says:

    who cast this movie? These actors can not stand up straight… The makeup… not cover-girl material… who wrote this horrible movie… so much of a great story line and you made this? Does anyone read the scripts and probably bad re-writes and thought they did a good job… no you didnt..who gave him a haircut and why his is hair growing? he is dead btw..the man cast as Frankenstein.. is several hundreds years by Hollywood Standards… English, German.. language are terrible… God you people were on non pot when you made this movie.. I love watching it because it is so bad..,.”that will kill it,but he is already dead” but yet he can grow hair and have it cut … in a Nazi cut… also the head demon said he could conquer other worlds so he stayed here on this planet to die.. he saw the movie too…

    the next time you make any movie let me read the script pick the actors..tell you how to make the story work without being stupid and laughable… so much to work with and you had the head demon work in a lab with some women with bad skin… damn who picked her… quit thinking with your dick.. put your head on the movie.. nothing else.. making this movie for 65 million not to mention production cost.. and only opened with 7 million.. so lets get this straight I give you 65 dollars and you bring me back 7.. i would slap the shit out of you and then tell everyone what you did… all these dirty looks in the movie… might as well have been at an avon party and no one brought the lid to a container.. ha.. this is a horrible movie.. and some jackass said the re write story was great.. dumbfuck

  2. Yeah, this looked ridiculously ill-advised, I can hear the pitch: “It’ll be as stilted and cold-looking as the Underworld films but without Kate Beckinsale in skin-tight leather, you know, who needs that when you can have Two-Face in a long trench coat?”

  3. Julienne says:

    I don’t understand? It’s a brand-new storyline and…. Oh…it’s not a brand new storyline? Way to go Greenlighters. The Person that Greenlit this project should be fired…it was just plain stupid.

  4. Dyan Devere says:

    Yes… Aaron… Fire your managers.. You don’t need this !!!! Great character actor… Keep it that way? I adore you…,

  5. Jesse Skeen says:

    Maybe if the greedy studios and theater owners would stop charging so much for tickets and extra $ for 3D, this might have done better! I thought about going to see this until I saw that it would cost $15 per person- NO movie is worth THAT much!

  6. R.G. says:

    mostly bad marketing and it’ s date please… it’s buget way to big this should have been a 1.5 million and release it in the summer and ditch the new look of the monster, and go with the old style with better script and storyline and title like CASTEL OF FRANKENSTEIN I should have been hire to direct it and script it…. it would have been a smash hit 400 million box office money….you want a box office hit come talk to me
    R.G.

  7. FKousac says:

    The acting in this thing is worse t han the film itself. Eckhart needs to be satisfied that he’s a fine second banana, but no great actor.

  8. tyron tackett says:

    Aaron Eckhart needs to stay away from trying to be an action or tentpole pix hero/draw. His talent is wasted on Battle for LA and now I, Frankenstein. His agent needs a talking to. TO: Aaron’s handlers, please let Aaron get back to some good meaty roles. Don’t play him cheap!

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