'The Vow' tops box office

Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:31 PM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- "The Vow" and "Safe House" debuted at No. 1 and No. 2 in busy weekend U.S. box office receipts with $41.7 million and $39.3 million, respectively.

"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" was No. 3 with $27. 5 million and "Star Wars: Episode 1-- The Phantom Menace (3D)" opened at No. 4 with $23 million, marking only the second time in history four movies have opened at more than $20 million, Box Office Mojo reported Sunday.

"Chronicle (2012) came in at No. 5 with 12.3 million.

All studio estimates of gross U.S. receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"The Woman in Black" was sixth with $10.3 million; "The Grey" seventh with $5 million; "Big Miracle" eight with $3.9 million; and "The Descendants" ninth with $3.5 million.

"Underworld Awakening" rounded out the Top 10 with $2.5 million.

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