Box Office Results · January 22, 2012

‘Underworld Awakening’, the fourth movie in the “Kate Beckinsale in a tight outfit, looking hot and kicking ass”   franchise, earned itself the top spot at the Box Office over the weekend. Moviegoers proved it is Beckinsale that they are shelling out the money to see, as this chapter improved on the opening numbers of the third movie, ‘Underworld: Rise of the Lycans’. That movie made $20.8M in its opening weekend but did not feature her sexy little Death Dealing character.

Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. stole the second position with ‘Red Tails’, their flick about WWII’s African-American Tuskegee airmen. We think people just couldn’t believe Cuba Gooding Jr. was actually involved in something that wasn’t garbage! Seriously, who wins an Oscar and then does ‘Boat Trip’!?

‘Haywire’ came in at number five, with about $9M. Apparently, those young dudes that make up the majority of the moviegoers don’t like to watch women that could actually kick their ass. Despite strong reviews from the critics, ‘Haywire’ didn’t rate quite so well with actual audiences.

‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ went into wide release this weekend and jumped from the 36th position into the fourth, but it’s not expected to generate any great numbers. Apparently we aren’t the only ones who don’t see the entertainment value in the 9/11 themed movies.

Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:

LW TW Movie Title Weekend Gross Total Gross Week
1 Underworld Awakening $25,400,000 $25,400,000 1
2 Red Tails $19,100,000 $19,100,000 1
1 3 Contraband $12,200,000 $46,100,000 2
36 4 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close $10,545,000 $11,237,000 5
5 Haywire $9,000,000 $9,000,000 1
2 6 Beauty and the Beast (3D) $8,556,000 $33,364,000 2
4 7 Joyful Noise $6,075,000 $21,903,000 2
3 8 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol $5,540,000 $197,349,000 6
5 9 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $4,805,000 $178,611,000 6
7 10 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) $3,750,000 $94,775,000 5



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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 23, 2012, in BOX OFFICE RESULTS, ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES & FILMS, NEW IN THEATRES, PREMIERES, WEEKEND PREVIEW and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I think I am going to see “THe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” tonight. I have already seen the Swedish one, so we’ll see how it is compared to that.

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