NEW YORK (AP) -- Both the action film "Chronicle" and Daniel Radcliffe's ghost story "The Woman in Black" performed above expectations on Super Bowl weekend.
The two debuts topped the box office, historically a weak one for Hollywood. "Chronicle," featuring a relatively unknown cast as youths who gain telekinetic abilities, earned $22 million, with Radcliffe's first post-Harry Potter film close behind with a $21 million opening.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:
19. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," Fox, $1,048,380, 818 locations, $1,282 average, $128,351,805, eight weeks.
20. "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," Warner Bros., $1,026,005, 857 locations, $1,197 average, $183,885,123, eight weeks.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment are owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.