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  • ‘Safe House’ Wins Box Office Race In North America

    22. February 2012

    The film Safe House is the top earning film in North America last week. (Photo: rogerscinema.com)

    Veteran actor Denzel Washington is one happy man these days.

    This developed after “Safe House”, the action thriller movie of Washington became the top earning movie in North America last week. According to reports, the film earned a whopping $27.5 million last week to rule the race.

    The movie became the most watched film in North America due to its great story and good acting job on the part of Washington. With its strong showing, the film producers were very happy and hoped the movie can retain its current standing next week.

    The second place in the tight race went to the top movie last week, the romantic comedy movie The Vow. The Vow earned an impressive $27.5 the past week to place second in the race. To all movie fans around the world here is a rundown on the top films in North America last week:

    1. “Safe House,” Universal, $27,542,825, 3,121 locations, $8,825 average, $81,812,440, two weeks.

    2. “The Vow,” Sony Screen Gems, $26,640,786, 2,958 locations, $9,006 average, $88,567,623, two weeks.

    3. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” Warner Bros., $25,934,109, 3,500 locations, $7,410 average, $59,050,451, two weeks.

    4. “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” Sony, $25,470,773, 3,174 locations, $8,025 average, $25,470,773, one week.

    5. “This Means War,” Fox, $20,006,912, 3,189 locations, $6,274 average, $21,616,717, one week.

    6. “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace,” Fox, $9,920,675, 2,655 locations, $3,737 average, $35,793,910, two weeks.

    7. “Chronicle,” Fox, $9,164,061, 2,556 locations, $3,585 average, $52,643,487, three weeks.

    8. “The Secret World of Arrietty,” Disney, $8,684,864, 1,522 locations, $5,706 average, $8,684,864, one week.

    9. “The Woman in Black,” CBS, $7,794,176, 2,559 locations, $3,046 average, $46,404,794, three weeks.

    10. “The Grey,” Open Road, $3,717,234, 2,107 locations, $1,764 average, $48,610,293, four weeks.

    11. “The Descendants,” Fox Searchlight, $3,489,672, 1,243 locations, $2,807 average, $75,572,442, 14 weeks.

    12. “Big Miracle,” Universal, $3,162,190, 1,634 locations, $1,935 average, $17,605,685, three weeks.

    13. “The Artist,” Weinstein Co., $2,971,453, 808 locations, $3,678 average, $28,070,412, 13 weeks.

    14. “Hugo,” Paramount, $2,201,239, 558 locations, $3,945 average, $67,287,363, 13 weeks.

    15. “Red Tails,” Fox, $1,769,318, 1,009 locations, $1,754 average, $47,885,854, five weeks.

    16. “Underworld Awakening,” Sony Screen Gems, $1,350,106, 826 locations, $1,635 average, $61,593,907, five weeks.

    17. “The Iron Lady,” Weinstein Co., $1,296,474, 623 locations, $2,081 average, $24,656,260, eight weeks.

    18. “One For the Money,” Lionsgate, $929,511, 933 locations, $996 average, $25,605,720, four weeks.

    19. “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” Warner Bros., $771,146, 577 locations, $1,336 average, $30,774,123, nine weeks.

    20. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” Fox, $684,115, 400 locations, $1,710 average, $129,872,610, 10 weeks.

    (rockefellernews/rb)

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