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Domestic box office: Horrendous February 2013 followed by terrible early March Following a horrendous February at the North American box office -- down a whopping 38% from 2012 -- things are looking even more dreary at the start of March. The Warner Bros.-distributed (officially) $195 million-budgeted Jack the Giant Slayer debuted with less than $30 million, whiile two other new releases, 21 and Over and The Last Exorcism Part II, scored less than $10 million each. (Pictured above: Ewan McGregor looks straight at you in Jack the Giant Slayer.) At 3,525 United States / Canada locations, Jack collected $28.01 million as per studio estimates figures found at the website Box Office Mojo. In spite of 3D and IMAX surcharges, the Bryan Singer-directed reworking of the classical fantasy tale, starring Nicholas Hoult as the Jack of the title, averaged a middling $7,946 per venue. Here are a few comparisons to similar movies: In March 2010, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, »

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