Chronicle and The Woman in Black continued to lead the way on Wednesday.

‘Chronicle’ Leads Wednesday with $1.26 Million

on February 09, 2012 by Daniel Garris
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Fox's Chronicle topped the daily box office for a sixth consecutive day on Wednesday. The low-budget sci-fi film grossed $1.26 million for the day, which was down 25 percent from Tuesday. Chronicle has grossed a stronger than expected $26.64 million in six days, which places it 5 percent ahead of the pace of last year's I Am Number Four. While word of mouth appears to be very solid for Chronicle, the film (and the marketplace in general) will face tough competition this weekend in the form of four new anticipated wide releases.

CBS Films' The Woman in Black grossed $0.94 million to remain in second place. The low-budget thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe fell 26 percent from Tuesday. The Woman in Black has grossed a stronger than expected $24.26 million through six days. Compared to previous PG-13 thrillers that opened over Super Bowl weekend, The Woman in Black is running 12 percent stronger than 2005's Boogeyman and 1 percent stronger than 2006's When a Stranger Calls.

The Grey held steady in third place with $0.71 million. The Liam Neeson vehicle from Open Road fell 25 percent from Wednesday. That wasn't the greatest Wednesday daily hold given that the film is no longer in its first week of release. With that said, the modestly budgeted film continues to exceed expectations with a 13-day take of $37.04 million.

Select location counts for the weekend of Feb. 10:

Journey 2 -- 3,470
Safe House -- 3,118
The Vow -- 2,958
The Phantom Menace 3D -- 2,655
Rampart -- 5
In Darkness -- 3

Chronicle -- 2,908
The Woman in Black -- 2,856
The Grey -- 2,801
Big Miracle -- 2,133
One For the Money -- 2,056
Underworld Awakening -- 1,657
The Descendants -- 1,581
Red Tails -- 1,580
Man on a Ledge -- 1,423
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close -- 1,375
Contraband -- 1,068

The Artist -- 808
Hugo -- 702
Beauty and the Beast 3D -- 678
The Iron Lady -- 512
War Horse -- 502
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- 269
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -- 232
Albert Nobbs -- 151
My Week with Marilyn -- 125
Pina -- 67
A Separation -- 45
W.E. -- 17

Tags: The Grey, The Woman in Black, Chronicle
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