The Grey Film Tops Box Office Weekend

The Grey movie earns big at the Box Office last weekend.

In just its second release, Open Road Films, an independent motion picture company, topped the weekend box office with its ‘R’-rated movie, “The Grey.”

The movie starring Liam Neeson brought in $20 million. In the movie Neeson’s character, John Ottway, is an expert hunter employed to protect an Alaskan oil drill team from wolves stalking them. After the jobs is complete the team is on a plane flying home when it crashes. Ottway then helps the survivors try to get to safety after being left stranded in the Alaskan wilderness and are starting to be hunted by a wolf pack.

The movie is based on a short story by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, called “Ghost Walker.” The budget for the movie was believed to be around $25 million.

“We’re thrilled,” Open Road’s CEO, Tom Ortenberg, told TheWrap Sunday morning. “We were able to pull off this kind of result with only our second release, and getting outspent by the competition, as we always will.”

Following ‘The Grey’ coming second this weekend was ‘Underworld Awakening’ bringing in $12.5 million after being released two weeks ago. ‘One For The Money’, ‘Red Tails’ and ‘Man on a Ledge’ rounded out the top 5 respectively.




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