By Karen Posada
The first movie of 2012 ‘The Devil Inside’ surprisingly arrived at the number one spot in the first week of the year. Apparently many of the moviegoers didn’t listen to the bad reviews this film about demonic possession received. It collected $34.5 million this weekend.
‘Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol’ which was firmly at number one in the last two weeks dropped to second place. Adding $20.5 million to the $170.2 it already has.
The other action movie that has been in second place ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ ended up in third place with $14.1 million. Surely the exaggerated hype of ‘The Devil Inside’ will die off, but these last two will continue to be in the top 10 for a good while longer.
The Top 10 in the Box Office are:
1. The Devil Inside – $34.5 million
2. Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol-$20 million
3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows-$14.1 million
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- $11.3 million
5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked-$9.5 million
6. War Horse-$ 8.6 million
7. We Bought a Zoo-$8.4 million
8. The Adventures of Tintin-$6.6 million
9. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy-$5.8 million
10. New Year’s Eve-$3.3 million