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