‘The Host’ Takes in Estimated $11 Million on First Weekend

Premiere Of Open Road Films "The Host" - Red Carpet

The Host made an estimated $11,002,000 on its first weekend in release putting it in 6th place at the box office in the US.  It is behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Croods, Tyler Perry’s Temptation, Olympus Has Fallen, and Oz: The Great and Powerful.

On Friday, it made $5,303,000.  On Saturday, it made $3,454,000, and on Sunday, it made $2,245,000.  It was released in 3,202 theatres nationwide.

The film was made for an estimated $40 million budget, and I heard that Open Road Films was hoping for a $14-15 million opening.  That obviously did not happen.

These numbers do not figure in any international box office results.

I don’t know what this means for a sequel.  I was surprised by how the critics widely panned the film.  As a film reviewer myself, I did not hate the film.  I can’t figure it out.  Maybe it is the Stephenie Meyer name or that critics keep comparing Andrew Niccol’s work to Gattaca.  To each his own, I guess.

If the box office numbers change, I will update this post.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  • Sia

    People just aren’t into the story like we are not surprising ! A lot of people I know who love Twilight just weren’t feeling this story. And it didn’t help that the critics didn’t like it either ! Sad but I’m ok with this and will still read the next book !

  • Too bad, I really want a second movie.

  • sandra

    i think this was a publicity thing, they should have made it “bigger” “wider”

  • Taylor_is_a_sexy_BEAST

    Like I said before they advertise for this more poorly and hardly at all. I just don’t think the Meyer name is a selling point and never was. I still loved the movie but who ever marketed this film did a poor job.

  • it is really disappointing. There’s no international promotion so I can’t see a sequel/movie anytime soon! Sad, I loved the book and the movie. I think is a brilliant movie.