12 January 2014 8:03 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Wow, I didn't see this coming and it's quite obvious neither did our Box Office Oracle or any one of the 101 readers predicting this weekend's box office as the highest prediction on our box office board was $26.6 million for Peter Berg's Lone Survivor, which ended up with a massive $38.5 million weekend as it expanded into 2,875 theaters and earned an A+ CinemaScore from Friday audiences. The total is enough for the second largest January opening weekend ever, just behind the $40 million brought in by 2008's Cloverfield and ahead of the 1997 re-release of Star Wars. Given it's one of my top ten movies of 2013 I'm happy to see the result. However, my #1 movie of 2013 didn't fair as well in its expansion. Spike Jonze's Her failed to crack the top ten as it expanded into 1,729 theaters, as it brought in $5.4 million for a $3,129 per theater average. I always assumed the concept »

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