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‘Giant Slayer’ Brings in $28M

Despite its seemingly impressive $26 million weekend, Jack the Giant Slayer isn’t quite meeting its larger-than-life expectations yet. The big-budget epic starring Nicholas Hoult and Ewan McGregor cost around $200 million to make. The flick took the weekend’s top box office spot, but has a long way to go. “The male audience has kind of checked out so far this year, and Jack the Giant Slayer was really relying on that male audience to come out and support the movie,” as Paul Dergarabedian, box office analyst for, told USA Today.