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Box Score: The Devil Inside exorcised $34 million

The low-budget, found footage horror genre remains popular as The Devil Inside [DVNSD] grossed an estimated $34.5 million to lead the weekend box office,  The opening is the third highest ever for the month of January.  The young audience however gave the film low marks which indicates a short stay at the box office.

After two weeks at the top, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol [MISS4] came in second at $20.5 million, advancing its total to $170.2 million.

Sherlock Holmes; A Game of Shadows [HOLM2] finished third with $14.0 million bringing its total to $157.4 million.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [TGRLW] declined just 23% in its third weekend to $$11.4 million for fourth overall.

In its wide exansion to 809 theaters, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [TTSS] placed ninth with $5.8 million. 

 

Rank TITLE F-S-S TOTAL
1 THE DEVIL INSIDE $34,500,000 $34,500,000
2 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- GHOST PROTOCOL $20,500,000 $170,201,000
3 SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS $14,055,000 $157,415,000
4 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO $11,400,000 $76,836,000
5 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED $9,500,000 $111,588,454
6 WAR HORSE $8,603,000 $56,828,000
7 WE BOUGHT A ZOO $8,450,000 $56,544,109
8 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN $6,600,000 $61,880,000
9 TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY $5,767,288 $10,418,437
10 NEW YEAR'S EVE $3,265,000 $52,026,000
11 THE DARKEST HOUR $3,140,000 $18,706,289
12 THE DESCENDANTS $2,565,000 $43,941,563


Tag(s): DVNSD, MISS4, HOLM2, TGRLW, TTSS

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By Antibody on Sunday, January 8, 2012 @ 10:41 AM 33736 views

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