'Chronicle' Squeaks Past 'The Woman in Black'

on February 05, 2012 by Phil Contrino
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Based on studio estimates, the top two films this weekend are separated by only $1 million.

Chronicle is currently in first place with an estimate of $22 million, but that could easily change tomorrow when weekend actuals are released. The sci-fi flick managed $8.625 million on Friday and $10.200 million on Saturdaya 16% increase. 20th Century Fox estimates that Chronicle will bring in $3.175 million today. 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.

CBS Films estimates that The Woman in Black is poised for $21 million during its debut frame. The thriller roped in $8.300 million on Friday and $9.545 million on Saturdaya 15% increase. CBS has Woman in Black pegged for $3.155 million today. 57% of Woman in Black's audience is under 25, and 59% is female. The fact that the Daniel Radcliffe vehicle appeals more to females could help it perform above expectations today considering that female-skewing flicks tend to hold up better on Super Bowl Sunday. More than 17,700 Flixster users have combined to give Woman in Black a slightly disconcerting 73% approval rating.

Big Miracle is off to a modest start in 4th place. The Universal release managed $2.3 million on Friday and $3.9 million on Saturday, and the studio is estimating $2.3 million for today. 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.

Domestic comparison data:

Jan. 1 to Feb. 5, 2012: $965,246,000*
Jan. 1 to Feb. 5, 2011: $851,570,000
Total Increase: $113,676,000, +13.3%*

Feb. 1 to Feb. 5, 2012: $135,260,000*
Feb. 1 to Feb. 5, 2011: $96,188,000
Total Increase: $39,072,000, +40.6%*

Feb. 3 to Feb. 5, 2012: $118,000,000*
Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, 2011: $87,454,000
Total Increase: $30,546,000, +35%*
*estimate

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.

Tags: Chronicle, The Woman in Black, Big Miracle
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