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03/02/2013 03:07 pm ET

Weekend Box Office: 'Jack The Giant Slayer' Leads Friday

"Jack The Giant Slayer" led a quiet start to the weekend box office on Friday. The updated childhood classic opened to $7.7 million at 3,525 theaters. The movie, which stars Nicholas Hoult, has received mixed reviews from critics and a B+ CinemaScore from moviegoers. THR reports that "Jack The Giant Slayer" is on pace for a $24 to $25 million weekend. While this isn't a meager number, the film had a production budget of $195 million.

Comedy "21 and Over" took the number two spot on Friday. The film made $3.3 million across 2,771 theaters on its opening day.

Horror flick "The Last Exorcism Part II" also opened this weekend. The film, starring Ashley Bell, made $3.25 million at 2,700 theaters on Friday. The movie serves as a sequel to 2010's "The Last Exorcism," which grossed $41 million domestically.

"Identity Thief" and "Snitch" rounded out Friday's top five, taking the number four and five spots, respectively. Starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, "Identity Thief" made $2.7 million across 3,230 theaters on Friday. The comedy broke the $100 million mark, grossing a total of $100.427 million since its release. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Snitch" made $2.1 million across 2,511 theaters, bringing its total domestic gross to $18.8 million.

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"Jack The Giant Slayer" Premiere

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