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Sunday, February 19, 2012

'Safe House,' 'The Vow' finish closely at top of weekend box office

You know your movie isn't great when it's beat by two (or three) movies that opened the previous weekend. I'm talking to you, Nicolas Cage and Reese Witherspoon.

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 Tuesday.
1. “Safe House,” $24 million ($6 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros)
2. “The Vow,” $23.6 million ($6.8 million international). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)
3. “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” $22 million.
4. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” $20.1 million ($26 million international). (Review by The AP's David Germain)
5. “This Means War,” $17.6 million ($11 million international). (Review by Lemire)
6. “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” in 3-D, $7.9 million ($10 million international).
7. “Chronicle,” $7.5 million.
8. “The Woman in Black,” $6.6 million ($8.4 million international). (Review by Meszoros)
9. “The Secret World of Arrietty,” $6.4 million. (Review by Germain)
10. “The Grey,” $3 million. (Review by The AP's Jake Coyle)

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