This Week’s Box Office Roundup—’The Grey’ Leads The Way

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Kate Beckinsale‘s slipped from the number one spot, Cuba Gooding Jr.‘s “Tails” takes a dive, and “Man on a Ledge” stays stagnant. Is “Beauty and the Beast” doing as well as “The Lion King” in 3D and did Oscar nominations help George Clooney‘s “The Descendants” and Tom Hank‘s post-9/11 “Extrememly Loud and Incredibly Close” rake in at theatres?

Check out this weekend’s winners and losers at the box office. 

(Source: Box Office Mojo

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title=”10. Rounding out the top 10 this week was Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire,” dropping from last week’s top six with only $4 million.”
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title=”9. “Beauty and the Beast (3D)” dropped during it’s third week on screen. The film brought in $5.3 this weekend, bringing its estimated box office total to $41.1 million, slightly more than half of what “The Lion King (3D)” took in by week three with $79.2 million.”
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title=”8. Mark Wahlberg’s “Contraband” drops from its third spot last weekend bringing in over half of what it made last weekend with $6.5 million.”
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title=”7. George Clooney’s Oscar nomination for “The Descendants” helped it gain steam at the box office this weekend. It climbed from spot 16 tripling its box office earnings from last week with $6.6 million.”
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title=”6. Though Oscar nods helped out George Clooney’s film, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” moved down two spots this week earning $7.1 million, about three million less than last week.”
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title=”5. “Man on a Ledge” fails to move very far. The film opened to a slow debut garnering $8.3 million.”
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title=”4. “Red Tails” dipped two notches this week bringing in about 45% less than last week with $10.4 million at the box office.”
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title=”3. Katherine Heigl’s feel-good crime comedy “One for the Money,” based on the best-selling book by Janet Evanovich, surprises with an opening weekend of 11.8 million.”
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title=”2. Beckinsale’s “Underworld: Awakening” gets knocked off the top perch this week bringing in less than half of its opening weekend debut with $12.5 million.”
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title=”1. Liam Neeson takes down wolves and the box office with “The Grey.” Despite raking in $20 million, the film’s debut didn’t perform as well as Neeson’s latest action flicks Taken ($24.7 million) and Unknown ($21.9 million).”
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title=”Left off the list: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Although it just missed the box office top 10, Cruise’s fourth instalment is doing just fine. The film is number one overseas with $369 million. With a gross total of $571 million worldwide, “Protocol” is now the top earning film in the franchise, surpassing Mission: Impossible II’s $546.4 million.”
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