Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Roar Power
Jurassic World unleashed on iTunes
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

Ron Perlman Part Of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
And he may be a fantastic beast
More Movie News

05 June 2014
Josh Trank To Direct Standalone Star Wars Film
The Chronicle man goes back in time...
More Movie News

Chronicle (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Chronicle Overpowers The US Box Office
Woman In Black scares up a strong second

05 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

submit to reddit

Chronicle Overpowers The US Box Office

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, One 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.

To discover telekinesis and use it to crush your chart enemies (and cars), fly over to Box Office Mojo.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Catherine Hardwicke Picks Plush
Evan Rachel Wood may star...
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Empire's Best Horror Films For Halloween
An unlucky thirteen triple-bills

Emily Blunt Talks Sicario
On the five-star thriller, puke acting and taking Tom Cruise to The Box

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)