Although Martin Luther King Day is a four day weekend in the US, it isn’t one of the particularly big holidays for cinema-going. That said, the Mark Wahlberg starring Contraband did pretty well, scoring a $28.8 million debut to top the chart.
It beat out the 3D re-release of Beauty and The Beast, which made $23.5 million. Although not as big as the opening of The Lion King a few months ago, considering that the film (including the 3D version) has been available to buy of DVD and Blu-ray for ages – unlike Lion King – it’s a pretty impressive take.
The only other new entry was the Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah starring Joyful Noise, which took the number four spot with $13.7 million. Outside the top 10, The Iron Lady got a big boost when it expanded from five to 800 screens, taking $6.4 million and finishing in 11th place on the chart.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of January 13th-16th:
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|2||Beauty and the Beast||$23.5||$23.5|
|3||Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol||$14.2||$189.5|
|5||Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows||$10.5||$172.1|
|6||The Devil Inside||$9.1||$47.5|
|7||The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo||$8.1||$89.2|
|8||Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked||$7.8||$120.8|
|10||We Bought A Zoo||$6.8||$65.2|