Box Office Results · February 12, 2012

So after these many, many weeks of low turnouts at the theatres, after last year’s lowest audience numbers in 16 years – these four movies are what draw out the big crowds!?
These ones!?

You guys made this is the biggest non-holiday February weekend… EVER! Do you know the last time four movies debuted and all of them opened to over $20M? Well, let us tell you – it was Christmas 2008!

We understand Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and everyone is essentially obligated to go out and see the latest romantic comedy and/or drama. We also acknowledge that Rachel McAdams is adorable, but all things considered it is still baffling to us that ‘The Vow’ pulled in over $41M. As delightful as McAdams is, Channing Tatum is equally as boring and one-dimensional. How he managed win the heart of McAdams – as well as all those moviegoers – is truly beyond us.

Those of you who weren’t feeling the Heart Day vibes (or Channing Tatum) helped ‘Safe House’ secure that number two spot. People love them some Denzel, so it isn’t too surprising that Washington’s CIA thriller wasn’t very far off the lead, with just over $39M.

You know what else people love – they LOVE them some people flying around on bees! Just like we said! ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ took off with $27.5M, grabbing hold of the third position.

Oh, and that group of ‘Star Wars’ fans who haven’t yet let their disgust and frustration for George Lucas and his constant greed-driven bastardisation of his sci-fi classic keep them away from the 3D re-release of ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’ added another $23M to its domestic totals. This makes Jar Jar Binks and friends the fifth-highest grossing movie in North America. That’s ahead of ‘E.T.: The Extraterrestrial’! That shit is just not right!

Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:


Movie Title

Weekend Gross Total Gross Week
1 The Vow $41,700,000 $41,700,000 1
2 Safe House $39,300,000 $39,300,000 1
3 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $27,550,000 $27,550,000 1
4 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (3D) $23,000,000 $23,000,000 1
5 1 Chronicle $12,300,000 $40,167,000 2
6 2 The Woman in Black $10,300,000 $35,456,000 2
7 3 The Grey $5,080,000 $42,822,000 3
8 4 Big Miracle $3,900,000 $13,200,000 2
9 8 The Descendants $3,500,000 $70,729,000 13
10 5 Underworld Awakening $2,500,000 $58,900,000 4



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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 February 13, 2012, in BOX OFFICE RESULTS, ENTERTAINMENT, LISTS, MOVIES & FILMS, NEW IN THEATRES, NEWS, WEEKEND PREVIEW and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yes! I agree. But I don’t understand “people love them some…” ummmm is that supposed to be some down-South hokey grammar??

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