Tuesday 16 January 2018

Tatum's movie tops US box office

Channing Tatum's movie topped the box office in America
Channing Tatum's movie topped the box office in America

Channing Tatum's The Vow has topped the box office in the US.

The love story - which sees Rachel McAdams play a woman who awakens in the hospital after a car wreck with no memory of her husband (Tatum) - debuted at No 1 after taking in 41.7 million dollars, according to studio estimates.

It beat Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds' action thriller Safe House into second place, while Dwayne Johnson's family action sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, was third with 27.6 million dollars.

Adding to filmmaker George Lucas' riches was the 3D premiere of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, which was fourth with 23 million. The film's weekend haul raised its lifetime total in America to a hefty 454.1 million dollars.

Chronicle was in fifth and Daniel Radcliffe's new film, The Woman In Black, was sixth after pulling in 10.3 million dollars.

The other films that made it into the top 10 were The Grey, Big Miracle, George Clooney's film The Descendants and Underworld Awakening.

Meanwhile, in the UK Harry Potter star Radcliffe was back at the top of the box office charts after The Woman In Black went straight to No 1, taking 3.1 million pounds in its first weekend.

He said: "The whole experience of working on The Woman In Black has been truly magical, eerie and amazing. It's been an honour to work with Hammer and continue to contribute to British film after Harry Potter."

Simon Oakes, President of Hammer, which produced the film, added: "We are delighted The Woman In Black has performed so well here and in the US. This is Hammer's first ghost story and we're delighted UK audiences have embraced it with so much enthusiasm."

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