It’s a Box Office Battle on Super Bowl Weekend

Three new films hit theaters over this Super Bowl weekend and there were some surprising results. In a photo finish that may change once actual numbers are in tomorrow, the new sci-fi “found footage” film Chronicle just barely edged Daniel Radcliffe’s thriller The Woman in Black for the top spot. It was $22 million to $21 million with both films over-performing their pre-release estimates… The news for the third new release was less positive as Universal returned to their bomb-making ways (after a brief respite with Contraband which did just fine compared to their usual disasters) with the new family film Big Miracle tanking at only $8.5 million. For more on all the numbers, head to Box Office Mojo here and check out the new top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Chronicle (2012) Fox $22,000,000 – 2,907 – $7,568 $22,000,000 $12 1
2 N The Woman in Black CBS $21,000,000 – 2,855 – $7,356 $21,000,000 – 1
3 1 The Grey ORF $9,500,000 -51.7% 3,208 +23 $2,961 $34,756,000 $25 2
4 N Big Miracle Uni. $8,500,000 – 2,129 – $3,992 $8,500,000 $40 1
5 2 Underworld Awakening SGem $5,600,000 -54.7% 2,636 -442 $2,124 $54,353,000 $70 3
6 3 One For the Money LGF $5,250,000 -54.4% 2,737 – $1,918 $19,668,000 $40 2
7 4 Red Tails Fox $5,000,000 -51.8% 2,347 -226 $2,130 $41,323,000 $58 3
8 8 The Descendants FoxS $4,600,000 -28.2% 2,038 +37 $2,257 $65,523,000 – 12
9 5 Man on a Ledge Sum. $4,500,000 -43.8% 2,998 – $1,501 $14,700,000 $42 2
10 6 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close WB $3,925,000 -43.8% 2,505 -125 $1,567 $26,793,000 – 7

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