'The Devil Inside' Grabs Top Spot Despite Toxic Buzz

on January 08, 2012 by Phil Contrino

Paramount reports that The Devil Inside made $16.85 million on Friday and $11.75 million on Saturday. Unfortunately, the thriller will be on shaky ground after this weekend due to plenty of detractors. More than 10,500 Flixster users have combined to give TDI a mediocre 57% approval rating. CinemaScore ratings are all over the place with 16% of viewers giving it an A and 19% giving it a F. Paramount reports that 59% of the audience is under 25, and 54% is male.

Among holdovers, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo suffered the smallest decline from last weekend. Director David Fincher's uncompromising mystery film continues to build plenty of buzz.

Domestic comparison data:

Jan. 1 to Jan. 8, 2012: $283,791,000*
Jan. 1 to Jan. 8, 2011: $252,060,000
Total increase: $31,731,000, +12.6%*

Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2012: $142,000,000*
Jan. 7 to Jan. 9, 2011: $112,407,000
Total increase: $29,593,000, +26.3%*

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.



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