This weekend The Woman in Black, Chronicle, and Big Miracle hit the big screen for the very first time. Here’s how the newcomers performed.
Chronicle was the big winner of the weekend, bringing in a solid $22 million. Starring Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, and Alex Russell, Chronicle is a sci-fi film about a group of friends who acquire superpowers after stumbling upon a mysterious object in the ground. The movie is based on a short story penned by Chronicle director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis.
Daniel Radcliffe’s The Woman in Black placed a close second, with box office earnings of $21 million. The haunted house flick is the tale of a young lawyer who encounters a menacing spirit at a lonely marsh estate. Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, and Liz White also star in film based on a 1983 novel by Susan Hill. The Woman in Black was also adapted for the stage and is the second longest-running play in the history of London’s West End.
The Grey fell from number one to number three this weekend, bringing in an additional $9.5 million. The film about a group of plane crash survivors who must battle of group of blood-thirsty wolves has earned nearly $35 million so far. Newcomer Big Miracle placed fourth at the box office with earnings of $8.5 million, while Underworld: Awakening fell from number two to number five with earnings of $5.6 million.
The Stephanie Plum movie, One for the Money, earned $5.2 million over the weekend, putting it in sixth place. Red Tails came in seventh with earnings of $5 million, while The Descendants ($4.6 million) and Man on a Ledge ($4.5 million) placed eighth and ninth respectively. Tear jerker Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close rounds out the list of top ten box office performers with earnings of $3.9 million.
Next week brings the release of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Safe House, The Vow, and the 3D version of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. As always, check back with StarCam on Monday to learn which flicks bring in the most bucks.
Source: Box Office Mojo