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Sunday, January 22, 2012

'Underworld' tops weekend box office

 Kate Beckinsale, vampires and lycans easily took the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office. I'm surprised "Haywire" didn't finish higher, after getting such a positive review from The Associated Press. I saw the weekend's No. 4 finisher, which was a pretty emotional experience for me (I previously read the book and enjoyed the movie more).

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. “Underworld Awakening,” $25.4 million ($13.4 million international).
2. “Red Tails,” $19.1 million. (Review by The AP's Jake Coyle)
3. “Contraband,” $12.2 million. (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)
4. “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” $10.5 million. (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros)
5. “Haywire,” $9 million. (Review by Lemire)
6. “Beauty and the Beast (3-D),” $8.6 million. 
7. “Joyful Noise,” $6.1 million. (Review by Lemire)
8. “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” $5.5 million. ($9.4 million international). (Review by Meszoros)
9. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” $4.8 million. ($18.1 million international). (Review by Meszoros)
10. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” $3.75 million ($15.7 international). (Review by Meszoros; "'Dragon' tattooed: Rooney Mara may never be the same" by The AP's Jake Coyle)

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl


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