Safe House and The Vow stay on top – plus other surprises! Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of February 17th, 2012

Box office results from this weekend’s movies are in! The top 2 spots this weekend went to familiar faces as both Safe House and The Vow hauled in another 23 million each. Great performances in both movies (though some would say Tatum’s lacks in the latter) should keep these 2 near the top for at least another week or so.

How did Nicholas Cage and The Rock fare? Which surprise under-performance made our results? See how our predictions stack up against the rest of this weekend’s Box Office Wrap Up.

Nicholas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, but according to reviews, this one makes the first movie look like cinematic gold. It did, however, bring in 22.1 million – a bit under what we had initially guessed but still not too bad!

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island hung in this weekend, making another19.9 million bringing its total gross to 53 million. All in all, a respectable showing for a family film starring The Rock. It is possibly riding on the riing star of Josh Hutcherson who can be seen portraying Peeta Mellark in the upcoming movie The Hunger Games.

One of the bigger surprises was the under-performance of This Means War. It rounded out the top 5 in its debut weekend, making only 17.4 million. We had initially expected this to top the box office this week, but – likely due to a corny premise and a forgettable trailer – it definitely didn’t take off. Look for a possible surge this coming week.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) This Means War – $28 million
2) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – $25 million
3) The Vow – $22 million
4) Safe House – $20 million
5) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $16 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Safe House – $24 million
2) The Vow – $23 million
3) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – $22 million
4) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $19 million

5) This Means War – $17 million

Next week sees the release of Act of Valor, the new Amanda Seyfried flick Gone and the hopefully hilarious Wanderlust starring Paul Rudd and Malin Ackerman. Check back on Friday to see our predictions!

One Reply to “Safe House and The Vow stay on top – plus other surprises! Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of February 17th, 2012”

  1. Thanks for your predictions Mat! There are certainly some great looking movies coming out soon; the one I’m looking most forward to however is Act of Valor. The concept of them using real guns/bullets and seals is too good to pass up. Here’s some behind the scenes stuff I found online. The Meet the Silent Warriors clip is worth checking out.

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