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Box office: 'Immortals' destroys rivals Sandler, DiCaprio [video]

November 14, 2011 | 12:32 pm

Immortals was the No 1 film at the box office this weekend
For the first time in months, young males showed up to the multiplex in drove this weekend, lured in by the 3-D sword-and-sandals epic "Immortals."

Relativity Media's big-budget bet collected a solid $32 million at the box office this weekend, driven largely by the male audience interested in seeing the action flick. The Tarsem Singh-directed picture delivered the biggest-ever opening for the independent studio -- welcome news, since the movie cost the company about $80 million to produce and roughly $50 million more to market.

Meanwhile, Adam Sandler saw one of his lowest openings ever for a broad commercial comedy with the $26 million start for his cross-dressing  "Jack and Jill." The Clint Eastwood-directed biopic "J. Edgar," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, collected a decent $11.5 million on its first weekend in theaters.

For more on the weekend's hits and misses, check out this week's box office video report.


Relativity Media is at a crossroads

Box-office gods smile on 'Immortals'

Do we like Adam Sandler more when his movies are bad?

-- Amy Kaufman


Photo: Henry Cavill stars in "Immortals." Credit: Relativity Media

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