They say if you do something enough times in a row, your bound to have a hit. Rachel McAdams has not had the best of times lately since about 2006. She disappeared and then came back and did some mediocre movies. Although she was cast in the first Sherlock movie, her character was ignored and marganlized and in the second movie she was killed off at the beginning. Her other movies with her as lead have done pretty dismal but this time out she finally hit on the right formula. The Vow is a tearjerker, plus romance, based on true story and right before Valentines day made for a great first weekend. 41 Million at least. Good for her since she's a very good actress and with the right role can hit it out the ball park. Safehouse is yet another winner for Denzel Washington. Granted it's the same role he's played in the last 5 movies he has done but audiences still like him like this. Plus he's yet another "older" actor pulling in the audience, when young things like Robert Patterson can't get near that much on their own. Another slight surprise is the Journy 2 which looked campy and corny but seems to have gotten the tweens out. It's a good testing ground for Josh Hutchingson since Hunger Games comes out in only a few weeks time.
1. The Vow (Screen Gems/Sony) NEW [2,958 Theaters]
Friday $15.3M, Saturday $16.4M, Weekend $41M
2. Safe House (Universal) NEW [3,119 Theaters]
Friday $13.8M, Saturday $16.5M, Weekend $39M
3. Journey 2: Mysterious Island 3D (Warner Bros) NEW [3,470 Theaters]
Friday $6.5M, Saturday $12.4M, Weekend $27M
4. Star Wars 3D: Phantom Menace (LucasFilm/Fox) NEW [2,655 Theaters]
Friday $8.6M, Saturday$8.7M, Weekend $23M
5. Chronicle (Fox) Week 2 [2,908 Theater]
Friday $3.5M, Saturday $5.5M, Weekend $12M (-46%), Cume $39.8M
6. The Woman In Black (CBS Films) Week 2 [2,856 Theaters]
Friday $3.3M, Saturday $4.7M, Weekend $10.4M (-50%), Cume $35.6M
7. The Grey (Open Road) Week 3 [2,801 Theaters]
Friday $1.3M, Saturday $2.3M, Weekend $5M, Cume $42.7M
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