Box Office Top-10: Safe Houses and Promises Beat The New Movies

This weekend, the new movies that came out didn't muster up enough umph to take on two movies from last week.

Safe House with Denzel Washington and The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams & Channing Tatum are cranking along, pulling in just over an estimated $23 million this weekend.  In third place of the top-10 movies this weekend was Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance with Nicolas Cage.  Surprising that it raked in $22M this weekend, considering how badly the movie was panned by critics across the board.

Journey 2 beat out This Means War with Reese Witherspoon for 4th spot in the weekend charts, with Journey pulling in ~$20M and War, just over $17M.

Outside of the top-5 movies, is a huge leap in income... a $10M difference, where This Means War pulled in $17.5M, and the No. 6 movie almost pulled in $8M, that being Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D re-release from George Lucas.

Chronicle (My movie review at the old Cinema Static location) pulled in $7.5M.

Check out the chart of top-10 movies from the weekend, below:

Top-10 Movies From the Weekend:

Title   Weekend    Gross
Safe House  $24M  $78.2M
The Vow  $23.6M  $85.5M
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance  $22M  $22M
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island  $20.1M  $53.2M
This Means War  $17.6M  $19.2M
Star Wars: Episode I $7.87M  $33.7M
Chronicle  $7.5M  $51M
The Woman in Black  $6.64M  $45.3M
The Secret World of Arrietty  $6.38M  $6.38M
The Grey  $3.03M  $47.9M