Box Office: Underworld Slays Contraband for Top Spot

Let this be a lesson to everyone, nothing will beat Kate Beckinsale dressed in latex and kicking ass.  An overall slow weekend saw Underworld: Awakening beat out last weeks number one Contraband at this weekends box office. While the forth installment of the Underworld series debute at #1 at the box office, it was the lowest grossing opening weekend for the franchise with $25.4 million. Coming in at #2 is the George Lucas produced Red Tails which tells the history behind the Tuskegee Airmen with $19.1 million.  Last weeks number one Contraband fell down to #3 with $12.2 million while the drama Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close hit #4 with $10.5 million.  Rounding out the box office top 5 is Haywire with $9 million.

Box Office Weekend Top 10

1. Underworld: Awakening  $25.4 million

2. Red Tails  $19.1 million

3. Contraband  $12.2 million

4. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close $10.5 million

5. Haywire $9 million

6. Beauty and the Beast (3D)  $23.5 million

7. Joyful Noise $6.1 million

8. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol $5.5 million

9. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $4.8 million

10. The Iron Lady $3.7 million

 Next weekend we’ll see the release of The Grey, Man on a Ledge, and One For the Money. 

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