Hansel and Gretel Wins, Movie 43 Bombs
Winter weather cripples R-rated films
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2013 2:10 PM CST
This image released by Relativity Media shows Kate Bosworth, left, and Richard Gere in a scene from "Movie 43."   (AP Photo/Relativity Media, Jessica Miglio)

(Newser) – A bone-chilling rush of weather spelled bad news for three new R-rated films at the domestic box office, says the Hollywood Reporter. The poorly reviewed action-comedy Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters ($19 million) starring Jeremy Renner limped into first, while Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez misfired with Parker ($7 million) and Movie 43 ($5 million) found a small crowd despite its all-star cast. "People simply stopped going out Friday night in the affected regions," says a Paramount exec. "Your nighttime business is everything when you have an R-rated film." Jessica Chastain's PG-13 horror flick Mama ($12.9 million) continued to thrive amid the R-rated-film glut, followed by Silver Linings Playbook ($10 million) and Zero Dark Thirty ($9.8 million).

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toomanycars
Jan 28, 2013 11:45 AM CST
Going to the movies is so expensive. And I REFUSE to go see a 3-D movie, it doesn't matter what it is. $5 +MORE per movie just to " enjoy" it in 3-D?!?! I will wait til it comes out in Netflx and rent it for $1.
DougMasters
Jan 27, 2013 3:04 PM CST
well if you made good movies people might still go out . i know cleveland. i know cleveland people. and i know when cleveland people wanna go out in the crappiest of crap weather they will. people qho live in hard weather places get it. wed go out for good movies.
Rammrodd
Jan 27, 2013 2:56 PM CST
Oooooooooh, Miss Gemma Arterton, she so good actress sho look so fine real man go movie & pay to watch her ooooh yeahhhhh.