Chronicle Overpowers The US Box Office

Woman In Black scares up a strong second

Given that this past weekend hosted the annual sportsgasm known as the Super Bowl, the usual trend is for lower box office results. So the teams behind super powered found footage thriller Chronicle and horror chiller The Woman In Black should be feeling extra pleased this morning, as both films performed beyond expectations. Chronicle managed to sneak out a win, taking the top spot with $22 million, but the Daniel Radcliffe ghost story did almost as well, earning $21 million for second place.

Liam Neeson and his hungry pack of wolves held off other competition, so that The Grey only dropped one place to third, earning $9.5 million. That meant heart-warming family tale Big Miracle had to make do with fourth place, opening with a slightly disappointing $8.5 million. Underworld: Awakening rounded out the top five with $5.6 million.

Katherine Heigl’s latest, O**ne For The Money, appears to be hitting a fast descent, sliding from third to sixth for $5.5 million. Red Tails was seventh with $5 million and The Descendants stayed at eighth, making $4.6 million. Man On A Ledge was another victim, falling badly from fifth to ninth and $4.5 million. Finally, we find Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close** at 10th with $3.9 million.

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