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'Jack the Giant Slayer' is 2013's first major box-office flop

'Jack the Giant Slayer' is 2013's first major box-office flop

“Jack the Giant Slayer,” Bryan Singer’s new version of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” didn’t get off the ground this weekend. The nearly $200-million 3-D production opened with a disappointing $28 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. It seems likely that the film will follow in the footsteps of another big-budget box office dud -- Walt Disney Studios' $250 million "John Carter," which launched with $30.2 million in March 2012 and ultimately collected just $73.1 million domestically. It was a weak weekend at the box office overall, as three other new films also had lackluster debuts. "21 & Over," an...

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