Jack the Giant Slayer scrapes to top of US box office

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 - 12:58



Jack The Giant Slayer 2013's first big-budget action movie, has topped the North American film box office with 28 million dollars in its opening weekend.

Its takings were "underwhelming" given it cost 189 million dollars.

Bryan Singer's film retells the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale and stars Ewan McGregor and Nicholas Hoult.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey also reached the 1 billion dollar mark at the weekend - only the 15th film to do so.