US Box Office: January 13 – 15, 2011

Universal Pictures’ Contraband reigned supreme at the US box office this weekend. The modestly budgeted action-thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale raked in an impressive $28.8M to nab the top stop.

A re-issued, 3D conversion of Beauty And The Beast proved popular with audiences, to the tune of $23.5M, while other new entry, the musical-comedy Joyful Noise, landed at four with a more than solid $13.8M.

Elsewhere, last week’s winner The Devil Inside ($9.2M) failed to entice audiences Continue reading “US Box Office: January 13 – 15, 2011”

US Box Office: January 6 – 8, 2011

Low-budget horror The Devil Inside emerged victorious at the US box office this weekend. The film, which earned scathing reviews from most critics, proved a commercial success to the tune of $34.5M.

Elsewhere, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol ($20.5M), Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows ($14.1M) and Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked ($9.5M) continued to pull in solid post-Christmas crowds, while The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo stayed strong ($11.4M), slowly improving its domestic take Continue reading “US Box Office: January 6 – 8, 2011”