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Safe House Overthrows The Vow

Safe House

Well, it looks like the guys had to restore their movie-going masculinity this weekend for taking their women to see The Vow before Valentine's Day: action thriller Safe House has taken the number one spot with $23.8 million from the romantic drama, which came close with $23.1 million.

Nicolas Cage's return as the dark, motorcycle-loving superhero in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance took the number three spot in its debut with $22.1 million. Dropping down one more spot from last week, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island took #4 with $19.9 million, and the action-packed romantic comedy This Means War rounded out the top 5 in its first week with $17.4 million.

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1. Safe House, Universal, $23,800,000 (avg. $7,626)
2. The Vow, Screen Gems, $23,100,000 (avg. $7,809)
3. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Sony, $22,100,000 (avg. $6,963)
4. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Warner Bros., $19,920,000 (avg. $5,691)
5. This Means War, Fox, $17,385,000 (avg. $5,452)
6. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D), Fox, $8,000,000 (avg. $3,013)
7. Chronicle (2012), Fox, $7,625,000 (avg. $2,983)
8. The Woman in Black, CBS, $6,710,000 (avg. $2,622)
9. The Secret World of Arrietty, Disney, $6,457,000 (avg. $4,242)
10. The Grey, Open Road Films, $3,142,000 (avg. $1,491)

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