Despite competition from the Super Bowl, Chronicle has got off to a good start at the box office, with a $22 million opening weekend. It’s certainly not bad for a movie that only cost $12 million to make, and seems to have been helped by a strong buzz and good word of mouth.
In second place with $21 million was The Woman In Black. It was no Harry Potter style opening, but bodes well for Daniel Radcliffe’s post-Hogwarts career. In fact it’s the first time ever that two movies have opened north of $20 million against the Super Bowl, and the fact both are somewhat male-skewing is perhaps surprising.
The only other new entry on the chart was Big Miracle with $8.5 million. While relatively in line with expectations, the whale tale is now unlikely to become a breakout hit.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|2||The Woman In Black||$21.0||$21.0|
|6||One For The Money||$5.2||$19.6|
|9||Man On A Ledge||$4.5||$14.7|
|10||Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close||$3.9||$26.7|