Chronicle Beats The Woman in Black at Box Office


(CBS Films)

The weekend box office battle between unexpected superheroes and the man behind the world’s most famous wizard ended in an upset.

Chronicle, a video diary-style movie following three high schoolers who are suddenly imbued with superpowers, edged out The Woman in Black, starring Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe.

Estimates put Chronicle at $22 million, while The Woman in Black took in $21 million.

The Grey (Liam Neeson and wolves) earned $9.5 million to beat Big Miracle (Drew Barrymore and whales) and its $8.1 million for third place.

Underworld: Awakening ($5.5 million) finished at #5.

The chart gets extremely packed after that.

Five films – One for the Money, Red Tails, Man on a Ledge, The Descendants and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – are projected to earn $4.5 million or so.

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