'Safe House' squeaks into No. 1 spot

Feb. 19, 2012 at 1:17 PM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- "Safe House," with Denzel Washington, was No. 1 at the U.S. box office during the weekend with $24 million in receipts.

"The Vow," with Rachel McAdams, was a close No. 2 with $23.6 million.

All studio estimates of gross box office receipts are via Box Office Mojo. The top four were closely bunched.

"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" was a close third with $22 million; "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" fourth with more than $20.08 million; "This Means War" fifth with $17.55 million; "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace (in 3D)" sixth with more than $7.86 million; "Chronicle (2012)" seventh with $7.5 million; "The Woman in Black" eighth with more than $6.64 million; and "The Secret World of Arrietty" ninth with $6.4 million.

"The Grey" with 10th with more than $3.03 million.

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