While many thought The Grey would top the US box office, not that many believed the R-rated thriller would hit $20 million in its first three days, but with the drawing power of Liam Neeson and a fairly clear premise, it’s done just that.
One For The Money, starring Katherine Heigl, beat out modest expectations for a third place finish in its first three days with $11.7 million. There had been hope this adaptation of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels would be the start of a franchise, but it’s going to have to make a fair bit more cash around the world to make that worthwhile.
The only other new entry was Man On A Ledge, which took a soft $8.3 million. Many are blaming this on muddled marketing, as the Sam Worthington flick got decent reviews.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of January 27th-29th.
|Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|One For The Money||$11.7||$11.7|
|Man On A Ledge||$8.3||$8.3|
|Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close||$7.1||$21.1|
|Beauty and the Beast||$5.3||$41.1|