Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds from Safe House

Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds from Safe House

The Denzel Washington spy thriller SAFE HOUSE, co-starring Ryan Reynolds, hopped into the first place spot in its second weekend at the box office, edging out THE VOW by $700,000. When the films both debuted last weekend it was the Rachel McAdams chick flick which had taken the top spot.

Despite lackluster reviews of its predecessor, GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE debuted in third, just $1M out of second place.

The Rock and Michael Caine saw their film JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND fall to fourth, though its decline in earnings was the smallest drop out of any film which debuted last week, and it did overcome another debuting movie.

THIS MEANS WAR, the romantic comedy with a bit of action thrown in was the second highest grossing Spy Vs Spy style flick of the weekend, hitting the 5th place spot in its first weekend at the box office – earning $17 M.

The 3-D re-release of STAR WARS: EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE earned just $8M, putting it far out of reach from reaching the #5 spot. It had the steepest decline in earnings out of any film from the Top 10 last weekend.


THE VOW had a $30 M budget but has earned $85 M in its first two weekends

CHRONICLE had a budget of just $12 M but has already surpassed $50 M in earnings

THE GREY cost $25 M to make and is closing in on the $50 M mark.

CONTRABAND has earned $65 M in six weeks on a budget of just $25 M.

THE MUPPETS have been in the theater 13 weeks and could hit $90 M very soon, with a budget of $45 M

BIG MIRACLE has only earned back $16 M of its $40 M budget.

RED TAILS has been at the theater 5 weeks and will likely not recoup its $58 M budget, currently at $48 M in earnings.

UNDERWORLD AWAKENING has also been in theaters 5 weeks and is $8.5 M in earnings away from reaching its $70 M budget.

ONE FOR THE MONEY debuted just 4 weeks ago, and it needs $14.5 M more to reach its $40 M budget

MAN ON A LEDGE cost $42 M to make but in four weeks has only earned $18.4 M… less than $400k of which came this past weekend

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