Hostel Scares Up the Top Slot

The horror film Hostel, in which people pay to go all BTK on random strangers, scared up enough money to open in first place this weekend, grossing a projected $20 million. The Chronicles of Narnia came in second place with $15 million, followed closely by King Kong in third place with $12 million. The much-debated Brokeback Mountain came back to the top ten, coming in at ninth place. New release Grandma’s Boy didn’t even make the top ten list; it opened at 13th place with $2,875,000. The intake from Hostel may not seem like alot, but it’s a great profit for the studio, which spent just $5 million to produce the film.

At The Box Office for January 6 – 8, 2006


1. Hostel, $20,100,000
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, $15,427,000
3. King Kong, $12,466,000
4. Fun with Dick and Jane, $12,200,000
5. Cheaper by the Dozen 2, $8,300,000
6. Munich, $7,455,000
7. Memoirs of a Geisha, $6,000,000
8. Rumor Has It, $5,881,000
9. Brokeback Mountain, $5,750,000
10. The Family Stone, $4,625,000
(via BoxOfficeMojo)

Total Box Office Intake: $98,204,000
Intake from New Releases: $20,100,000
Remaining Difference: $78,104,000

Click Here to Read TDI’s Preview of Major Box Office Releases for January, 2006

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One Response to “Hostel Scares Up the Top Slot”

  1. Mark Says:

    All those people seeing “Hostel”… a sad sign of the times.

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