Devil Inside

Sorry folks, I would have had this weekend's box office report much earlier as usual, but I had to wait to get this weekend's results for Pariah which took longer than usual. But I'll get to that in a minute.

As I stated yesterday The Devil Inside, the film that's hated with such intensity by dumb teenagers but who flocked to see it, was No. 1 this weekend, making almost $35 million. Though it didn't reach the $40 million that was projected, that's still an impressive haul for a film that cost under $1 million to make.

That knocked Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol to second place, but it's not as if anyone is crying, The film is headed for well over $200 million domestically, and has already grossed $500 million overseas.

But as for Pariah, the news is very good. The movie, still in a limited platform release before breaking out wider, increased its box office take 130%, opening in 7 more cities this weekend, now playing in 11 theaters nationwide, and has grossed, as of today, $235,000.

Strong word of mouth and great reviews no doubt are helping the film.

And for those who had some negative things to say about the box office results for the film last week, even accusing me of blatant favoritism towards an excellent black film, I absolutely agree with you. I am. So there. So what are you going to do, have me arrested?

1
) The Devil Inside
 $34,500,000 
Paramount
 
2) 
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
 $20,500,000 
Total: $170,200,912
 Paramount
 
3) 
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 
$14,055,000 
Total:$157,415,061 Warner Bros.
 
4
) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 
$11,300,000 
Total:$76,835,914 
Sony / Columbia
 
5
) Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 
$9,500,000
Total:$111,588,454 
Fox
 
6) 
War Horse 
$8,603,000 
Total:$56,828,212 
Disney / DreamWorks
 
7) 
We Bought a Zoo 
$8,450,000 
Total:$56,544,109
 Fox
 
8
) The Adventures of Tintin
 $6,600,000
 Total:$61,880,275
 Paramount
 
9
) New Year's Eve
 $3,265,000 Total:
$52,025,797 
Warner Bros. / New Line
 
10) 
The Darkest Hour
 $3,140,000
 Total:$ 18,706,289 
Summit
 
11
) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
 $1,500,000
 Total:
$278,443,638 
Summit
 
12
) The Muppets 
$1,203,000 
Total:$85,405,906 
Disney
 
1
) The Devil Inside
 $34,500,000
 
Paramount
 
2) 
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
 $20,500,000
 
Total: $170,200,912
4 Paramount
 
3) 
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
 $14,055,000
 
Total:$157,415,061 Warner Bros.
 
4
) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 
$11,300,000
 
Total:$76,835,914
 
Sony / Columbia
 
5
) Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
 $9,500,000
 
Total:$111,588,454
 
Fox
 
6) 
War Horse 
$8,603,000
 
Total:$56,828,212
 
Disney / DreamWorks
 
7) 
We Bought a Zoo
 $8,450,000
 
Total:$56,544,109
 Fox
 
8
) The Adventures of Tintin
 $6,600,000
 Total:$61,880,275
 Paramount
 
9
) New Year's Eve
 $3,265,000 Total:
$52,025,797
 
Warner Bros. / New Line
 
10) 
The Darkest Hour
 $3,140,000
 Total:$ 18,706,289
 
Summit
 
11
) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
 $1,500,000
 Total:
$278,443,638
 
Summit
 
12
) The Muppets 
$1,203,000
 
Total:$85,405,906
 
Disney