Based on studio actuals, Fox's Chronicle and CBS Films' The Woman in Black were separated by just $1.13 million this weekend, with Chronicle ultimately leading the way. Both low-budget releases outpaced their respective pre-release expectations going into the weekend.
Chronicle took first place with $22.00 million. The sci-fi flick managed $8.600 million on Friday, $10.145 million on Saturday (an 18% increase) and $3.259 million on Super Bowl Sunday. 61% of the film's audience is under 25 year old, and 55% is male. More than 15,300 Flixster users have combined to give Chronicle a solid 82% approval rating. Without taking into account ticket price inflation, Chronicle registered the fourth largest all-time debut over Super Bowl weekend.
The Woman in Black finished in a close second with $20.87 million. The thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe roped in $8.332 million on Friday, $9.607 million on Saturday (a 15% increase) and $2.935 million on Sunday. 57% of Woman in Black's audience is under 25, and 59% is female. More than 17,700 Flixster users have combined to give Woman in Black a slightly disconcerting 73% approval rating. Without taking into account ticket price inflation, Woman in Black scored the sixth largest all-time Super Bowl weekend debut.
Big Miracle is off to a modest start in fourth place. The Universal release starring Drew Barrymore managed $2.267 million on Friday, $3.928 million on Saturday (a 73% increase), and $1.565 million on Sunday. 67% of the audience is under 25, and 68% is female. Nearly 6,000 Flixster users have combined to give the film a weak 37% approval rating.
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.