Devil Beats Ghost at Weekend Box Office
2:00 am, January 8th, 2012BOX OFFICE
Low-budget horror flick The Devil Inside debuted on top of the box office heap, and won the weekend with an early January record-breaking $34.5 million.
Fueled by unconventional marketing and word of mouth, the possession thriller beat second place Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol with $20.5 million, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which came in third with $14.1 million.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-wrecked took fourth and fifth places with $11.4 million and $9.5 million, respectively.
Rounding out the Top 10 were War Horse ($8.6 million), We Bought a Zoo ($8.5 million), The Adventures of Tintin ($6.6 million), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy ($5.8 million), and celebrity extravaganza New Year’s Eve ($3.3 million).
What did you see this weekend?
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