BOX OFFICE REPORT - March 1-3, 2013(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)TOP 5:1. Jack the Giant Slayer ($28 million)2. Identity Thief ($9.7 million)3. 21 and Over ($9 million)4. The Last Exorcism, Part II ($8 million)5. Snitch ($7.7 million)It's not quite time to crown Nicholas Hoult a star yet. Yes, he's had two No. 1 openings in the past month, but neither Warm Bodies nor his new film Jack the Giant Slayer have exactly lit the world on fire. The CGI battle-filled retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk earned a pitiful $28 million to open in first place. While it certainly slayed its competition, Bryan Singer's family fantasy film cost nearly $200 million, which this won't even begin to cover. No one's going to call this a John Carter-sized flop, but it's not looking good.Identity Thief finished in second once again with $9.7 million. It's now the first movie of 2013 to cross $100 million. It joins such illustrious first-place finishers as The Vow and Just Go with It. Its dominance over the box office this past month would be more impressive if the movies it beat looked any good. Two re-hashes battled their way for third and fourth, with 21 and Over (a rip-off of The Hangover from the writers of The Hangover) made about $1 million more than The Last Exorcism, Part II (a rip-off of the first movie from its star). Neither movie had a huge opening, but both were cheap gambles for their studios. 21 and Over only cost $13 million, and should recoup that by the end of next weekend. The Last Exorcism, Part II, has already exceeded its $5 million budget. 21 and Over, despite looking like it might actually provide some laughs, made less than half of the similarly themed Project X from last year, and that was easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen.Outside the top 5:- Stoker killed (pun intended) the art-house competition. Nicole Kidman's creepy thriller from the director of Oldboy averaged $22,686 on seven screens.- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey finally surpassed $1 billion worldwide. As noted before, that's much longer than it took Skyfall. It's now 15th all-time worldwide. - Two movies are now in the No Way It Makes $100 Million Club: Zero Dark Thirty ($93.6 million in its 11th week) and A Good Day to Die Hard ($59.6 million in its third week). It's a very respectable gross for the former and a huge disappointment for the latter. Next week:
Everyone make way for Oz the Great and Powerful. The CGI blast is likely to do Alice in Wonderland business, which is fitting, considering it looks like the exact same movie. Look for about $75 million over the three days plus midnight showings. Anything else will be disappointing. Its only other competition is the Colin Farrell-Noomi Rapace revenge thriller Dead Man Down. That should only make $10 million tops.