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`Giant Slayer' opens weakly with $27.2 million

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -

"Jack the Giant Slayer" climbed to the top of the box office in its first weekend in theaters, but didn't reach any great heights.

The big-budget, 3-D Warner Bros. adventure inspired by the Jack and the Beanstalk legend made just $27.2 million in its debut, according to final studio figures Monday.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Jack the Giant Slayer," Warner Bros., $27,202,226, 3525 locations, $7,717 average, $27,202,226, one week.

2. "Identity Thief," Universal, $9,706,145, 3230 locations, $3,005 average, $107,433,250, four weeks.

3. "21 & Over," Relativity, $8,754,168, 2771 locations, $3,159, $8,754,168, one week.

4. "Snitch," Lionsgate, $7,768,391, 2511 locations, $3,094 average, $24,478,730, two weeks,

5. "The Last Exorcism Part II," CBS Films, $7,728,354, 2700 locations, $2,862 average, $7,728,354, one week.

6. "Escape From Planet Earth," Weinstein Co., $6,619,827, 3110 locations, $2,129 average, $43,106,877, three weeks.

7. "Safe Haven," Relativity, $6,278,530, 2951 locations, $2,128 average, $57,072,013, three weeks.

8. "Silver Linings Playbook," Weinstein Co., $5,723,010, 1836 locations, $3,117 average, $115,302,649, 16 weeks.

9. "A Good Day to Die Hard," Fox, $4,572,486, 2589 locations, $1,766 average, $59,696,527, three weeks.

10. "Dark Skies," Weinstein Co., $3,468,553, 2313 locations, $1,500 average, $13,365,240, two weeks.

11. "Warm Bodies," Lionsgate, $2,578,256, 1930 locations, $1,336 average, $61,937,930, five weeks.

12. "Life of Pi," Fox, $2,375,609, 626 locations, $3,795 average, $117,018,625, 15 weeks.

13. "Argo," Warner Bros., $2,103,342, 985 locations, $2,135 average, $132,659,727, 21 weeks.

14. "Quartet," Weinstein Co., $1,781,526, 725 locations, $2,457 average, $11,181,316, eight weeks.

15. "Side Effects," Open Road, $1,748,144, 1112 locations, $1,572 average, $28,072,453, four weeks.

16. "Zero Dark Thirty," Sony, $1,300,719, 722 locations, $1,802 average, $93,574,801, 11 weeks.

17. "Lincoln," Disney, $985,237, 652 locations, $1,511 average, $180,071,293, 17 weeks.

18. "Django Unchained," Weinstein Co., $976,930, 983 locations, $994 average, $160,268,937, 10 weeks.

19. "Beautiful Creatures," Warner Bros., $951,310, 1075 locations, $885 average, $18,557,744, three weeks.

20. "Wreck-It Ralph," Disney, $572,229, 352 locations, $1,626 average, $187,388,935, 18 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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