24 January 2013 5:01 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

For evidence that January is a dumping ground for bad product, look no further than this weekend: as of mid-afternoon on Thursday, the three new nationwide releases had a grand total of seven reviews up on Rotten Tomatoes, all of which were negative. Still, in 3,372 locations*around 2,900 of which will play the movie in 3D*Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters appears poised to open high enough to take first place from Mama. Meanwhile, Movie 43 and Parker will both likely debut to less than $10 million. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters was originally supposed to be released last March, but was pushed back to January 2013 for undisclosed reasons. What this did accomplish, at least, was to allow Jeremy Renner to become a more recognizable star following The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy, which combined to gross nearly $1.8 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, Renner still isn't a proven box office draw, so »

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