Box office: 'Lone Survivor' stands tall

January 11, 2014 6:30 PM

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Box office: 'Lone Survivor' stands tall

The Afghanistan war movie "Lone Survivor" soared past its competition Friday, taking in an estimated $14 million in its first day of wide release.

Starring Mark Wahlberg as Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, who wrote a bestselling firsthand account of a mission gone terribly wrong, the film is on pace surpass expectations based on pre-release audience surveys, which forecast $20 million in earnings this weekend. The film's studio, Universal, was even...

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