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Box Office Results · January 08, 2012

It appears movie audiences just can’t get enough of those shaky-cam horror flicks! ‘The Devil Inside’ took the top spot from ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ over the weekend with one of the best January openings of all time. Only ‘Cloverfield’ ($40.1M) and a re-release of ‘Star Wars’ ($35.9m) had better openings.

The demonic possession flick managed to do all this in spite the fact everyone who has seen it say it is just terrible. And everyone we know is too chicken to actually go see the movie.

The other movies did a pretty good job at holding steady, basically just shuffling down in order to make room for a new number one. ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ expanded into 809 theatres this week and jumped up into the top ten.

Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:

LW TW Movie Title Weekend Gross Total Gross Week
1 The Devil Inside $34,500,000 $34,500,000 1
1 2 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol $20,500,000 $170,201,000 4
2 3 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $14,055,000 $157,415,000 4
4 4 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) $11,300,000 $76,836,000 3
3 5 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $9,500,000 $111,588,000 4
5 6 War Horse $8,603,000 $56,828,000 3
6 7 We Bought a Zoo $8,450,000 $56,544,000 3
7 8 The Adventures of Tintin $6,600,000 $61,880,000 3
17 9 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy $5,767,000 $10,418,000 5
8 10 New Year’s Eve $3,265,000 $52,026,000 5

  (via boxofficemojo.com)

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We’re two SurlyGurls brought together by a love of all things awesome and an equal hate of all things which are an affront to awesomeness everywhere.

Posted on January 9, 2012, in BOX OFFICE RESULTS, ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES & FILMS, WEEKEND PREVIEW and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hooray for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy!

  2. Excited about seeing War Horse.

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