‘Lone Survivor’: Box Office Mission Accomplished With Stunning $38M

“Lone Survivor,” a gritty tale of courage and honor among America fighting men, broke out with a stunning $38.5 million triumph at the U.S. box office this weekend.

The Afghan war drama starring Mark Wahlberg and Emile Hirsch more than doubled distributor Universal Pictures’ pre-release projections. The studio and most analysts had expected the searing and violent tale of a Navy SEAL mission gone awry to land in the high-teen millions over the three days. Instead, it posted the best opening ever on this weekend, and the second-highest January debut ever, behind only the $40 million opening of 2008’s “Cloverfield.”  Read More...



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