US Box Office: February 3 – 5, 2012

Chronicle soared to victory at the US box office this weekend, fending off competition from The Woman In Black and Big Miracle. Josh Trank’s low-budget superhero-come-found-footage film reaped the rewards of its terrific reviews to a very impressive £22M haul, edging out horror remake The Woman In Black ($21M) by the skin of its teeth.

Last week’s big hitter The Grey fell two places to three with $9.5M, while The Big Miracle, Universal’s whale weepy starring Drew Barrymore, drew a more than respectable $8.5M to reach fourth place. Underworld: Awakening ($5.6M) completed the top five, knocking up a rather impressive $54.3M in total, and proving that the action franchise is every bit as lucrative as when it was born nine year’s ago.

The top ten in full:

1. Chronicle – $22M

2. The Woman In Black – $21M

3. The Grey – $9.5M

4. Big Miracle – $8.5M

5. Underworld: Awakening – $5.6M

6. One For The Money – $5.3M

7. Red Tails – $5M

8. The Descendants – $4.6M

9. Man On A Ledge – $4.5M

10. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – $3.9M

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