'The Devil Inside' Posts Strong Opening Day

on January 07, 2012 by Phil Contrino

With $16.850 million in the bank on Friday, The Devil Inside will easily be the #1 film this weekend. Unfortunately, Paramount's 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 58% 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.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.

Tags: The Devil Inside, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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