Box Office Beat: Jack the Giant Slayer Climbs Its Way to the Top

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The classic tale of Jack’s misadventure with a beanstalk triumphed over Identity Thief to take the number one spot. Check out what other action-packed premiere came close to the top this weekend:

1. Jack the Giant Slayer $28 M
2. Identity Thief $9.7 M
3. 21 and Over $9 M
4. The Last Exorcism Part II $8 M
5. Snitch $7.7 M
6. Escape from Planet Earth $6.7 M
7. Safe Haven $6.3 M
8. Silver Linings Playbook $5.9 M
9. A Good Day to Die Hard $4.5 M
10. Dark Skies $3.6 M