It was a close game at yesterday’s Super Bowl and it was a close battle at the box office between Chronicle and The Woman in Black, which featured two things teenagers love, found footage and PG-13 horror, respectively. Chronicle had the best reviews and took the win by $2 million, making just over $22 million and, by the nature of the found footage genre, has already $10 million in profit. The Woman in Black was one of the better, teen targeted, horror openings and the best opening for CBS films with just over $20 million. The Grey had a pretty steep drop off from it’s number one weekend last week but still managed $9.3 million and brought it’s total to $34.5 million. Big Miracle gambled that women would head out to theaters while the men of their lives watched the big game but that gamble blew up in their faces with a middling $7.8 million opening weekend. It was a much worse opening also compared to the other recent “humans help sea mammal” movie, Dolphin Tale. Underworld 4 rounded out the top 5. Everything else pretty much just moved down one or two spots to accommodate the newcomers with the biggest drops going to Man on a Ledge and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but dropping four spots from the previous week. It’s a jam packed weekend this coming Friday with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Phantom Menace 3D, Safe House and The Vow all coming out so it’s anyone’s guess what will take the number one spot.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.