The Box Office Pledges its love for “The Vow”

Just a few days before Valentine’s Day, moviegoers declared their love for The Vow as the new romantic tearjerker beat 3 other new releases for the top of the box office chart. Pulling in a big $41.7 million, the film starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum way over performed and looks to have a great run ahead of it, especially with Vday on Tuesday…. It wasn’t the only good news as the three other films also opened well. Most notably, the Ryan Reynolds/Denzel Washington action film Safe House (which I gave a “B” grade to) opened in second with a strong $39 million. Following in third was the sequel family film Journey 2: the Mysterious Island with $27.5 million while the 3D version of Star Wars: the Phantom Menace took in $23 million. All in all, it was a huge weekend for Hollywood at the turnstiles. 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 The Vow SGem $41,700,000 – 2,958 – $14,097 $41,700,000 $30 1
2 N Safe House Uni. $39,300,000 – 3,119 – $12,600 $39,300,000 $85 1
3 N Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $27,550,000 – 3,470 – $7,939 $27,550,000 $79 1
4 N Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (in 3D) Fox $23,000,000 – 2,655 – $8,663 $23,000,000 – 1
5 1 Chronicle (2012) Fox $12,300,000 -44.1% 2,908 +1 $4,230 $40,167,000 $12 2
6 2 The Woman in Black CBS $10,300,000 -50.7% 2,856 +1 $3,606 $35,456,000 – 2
7 3 The Grey ORF $5,080,000 -45.4% 2,801 -407 $1,814 $42,822,000 $25 3
8 4 Big Miracle Uni. $3,900,000 -49.7% 2,133 +4 $1,828 $13,200,000 $40 2
9 8 The Descendants FoxS $3,500,000 -23.1% 1,581 -457 $2,214 $70,729,000 – 13
10 5 Underworld Awakening SGem $2,500,000 -54.6% 1,657 -979 $1,509 $58,900,000 $70 4

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