Jack the Giant Slayer

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  • Directed By: Bryan Singer
  • Written By: Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, Dan Studney
  • Release Date: March 1, 2013
  • Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
  • Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci

Box Office Info:
Budget: $195 million Financed by: Warner Bros; Legendary
Domestic Box Office: $65,187,603 Overseas Box Office: $132,500,000

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The budget for Jack The Giant Slayer was at least $195 million after reshoots ballooned an already monstrous budget and this ended as one of the biggest box office disasters on record.  Warner Bros’ New Line division and Legendary co-financed.

The picture was originally set to be released on June 15, 2012 but post production was slowed down from the ever troubled visual effects company Digital Domain.  The cash stressed VFX house foolishly underbid to get the vfx heavy film and then found themselves in over their head and barely able to pay most of their employees to work on it, which the vfx artists aptly named ‘Jack the Company Killer‘.  Digital Domain also used new software and techniques on the Jack The Giant Slayer, which ended up not working and many scenes had to be redone.  The vfx mess caused the picture to be pushed back to March 22, 2013.  Digital Domain would continue bad ideas and worse management in 2013 when they contributed to the budget of the flop Ender’s Game and found themselves ruined and sold off.

Warner Bros then pushed the movie forward to a deadly release date on March 1, 2013 which was just one week before Oz The Great And Powerful opened and the Oz movie was tracking strong and competing for the same auds as Jack The Giant Slayer.  Reviews were mixed and tracking was pointing to a troubling mid to high $20 million weekend.  It was booked into 3,525 theaters and bowed against 21 And Over, The Last Exorcism Part II and Phantom.  It pulled in $27,202,226 — winning the weekend at the box office.  Predictably, Oz The Great And Powerful siphoned much of Jack‘s audience and it sank 63.8% to $9,839,135.  Jack The Giant Slayer closed its domestic run with $65,187,603.

Overseas, the film pulled in mediocre numbers in most territories and grossed $132.5 million.  The worldwide cume was $197.6 million, which would return about $108.6 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross — which would almost cover just the global P&A expenses, but the theatrical receipts would not put a dent in the budget.  Jack The Giant Slayer is easily within the top 15 biggest money losers of all time.  Director Bryan Singer would find box office redemption the following year with X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Jack the Giant Slayer Cast

Stars of the Movie: Jack the Giant Slayer

Nicholas Hoult, began life with a birth place of Wokingham, England, and date 7th of December, 1989. Parents Glenis and Roger Hoult are pianist and pilot. He has a brother and a couple sisters but his great-aunt, Dame Anna Neagle, is very famous. He started acting at the theater school called Sylvia Young.

Eleanor Tomlinson claims London, England as birth place. Birth date as 19, May, 1992. Parents are both actors as well as her brother Ross. Her role in Poldark (2015) as Demelza brought her name to everyone’s lips.

Ewan McGregor was born on 31, March, 1971 to school teacher parents in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Actor Denis Lawson, is his uncle. He was raised in Crieff and left Morrison Academy with the blessing of his parents to join the repertory theater in Perth when he was 16. His happiness was their concern.

Stanley Tucci born on 11, November 1960, in Peekskill, New York. His family is Italian-American, with origins in Calabria. His mom and dad were writer and art teacher. Tucci’s acting began in high school and flourished in U of NY Conservatory of Theater. The only cast member from US happy to put on the British charm for this role.

Ian McShane ,A natural at portraying charming heavies and complex anti-heroes. He is and award winning, classically trained actor who has seized acclaim from critics as well as audiences around the world. He is unforgettable as kings, mobsters, thugs and scoundrels. Claims birth place of Blackburn, Lancashire, England on 29, Sept, 1942.

Billy Nighy a character actor from Britain who has won many awards. He was born on 12 December 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England. His love of reading sparked his desire to be a journalist but qualified only as a messenger boy for a magazine. Knocked about by no money and no work he finally got to train at Guildford in London. His psychiatric nurse mom and garage manager dad are no less proud of his achievements.

Christopher Fairbank claims home in Hertfordshire, England with birth date of 4 October 1953. Graduation from Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1974 was his first great achievement. He is known for work in 1997’s Fifth Element, 2013’s Jack the Giant Slayer, and 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Eddie Marsan has 9th of June 1968 as birth date, birth place in East London – Stepney. Mom and Dad respectively school employee and lorry driver, and brought up in Bethnal Green. A printer trained him as apprentice before his twenty year acting career.

Ewen Bremner, has worked with many of the world cinema directors, including respected Woody Allen and Ridley Scott. Ewen has portrayed unique characters of his creation in critically acclaimed films, meeting head to head with Hollywood’s brightest on their turf. Hails from Edinburgh, Scotland on 23, January 1972.

Simon Lowe, is an actor, known for 2009’s Nowhere Boy, for Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017).


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