The Call Does Well, Earns Second Place At Weekend Box Office

by on March 20, 2013

black-actors-morris-chestnut-halle-berry-the-callHalle Berry’s latest film The Call, which costars Morris Chestnut, earned back its production budget its first weekend in the box office. The film earned $17.1 million, though the budget was only $13 million. It landed in second place last weekend, after Oz ($42.2 million), but beat out the debut of the Steve Carell and Jim Carrey’s comedy Wonderstone ($11 million). The film’s respectable earnings marked comeback of sorts for Berry, who hasn’t had a bigger opening since Gothika was released in 2003. Moviefone thinks the success of the film may be due to the film’s strong female forces. A reported 61% of the audience last weekend was female. This, and a combination of other factors including audience age, and the lack of competition in the thriller genre, have made the film a success.


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