The film was a remake from the 2008 Icelandic movie “Reykjavik-Rotterdam” which starred Baltasar Kormakur.
“Contraband” was directed by Kormakur. It also starred Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, Lukas Haas, Diego Luna and J.K. Simmons.Â It is about a former smuggler heading to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills to protect his brother-in-law.
Walt Disneyâ€™s 3D re-release of â€œBeauty and the Beastâ€ placed second with nearly $18.5 million. It continues the success for Walt Disney to re-release its animated classics in the 3D format since last fallâ€™s â€œThe Lion King.â€ The movieâ€™s 3D share was at 97 percent, which was higher than â€œThe Lion Kingâ€ share of 92 percent.
Disney plans to re-release â€œFinding Nemoâ€ in 3D this fall.
In rounding out the top five, â€œMission: Impossible â€“ Ghost Protocolâ€ placed third with $11.5 million, a drop of 42 percent from the previous weekend. Its total domestic gross is a little over $186 mllion.
In fourth place, Warner Brothersâ€™ â€œJoyful Noiseâ€ opened with $11.3 million. The musical comedy stars Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordon, Dexter Darden and Courtney B. Vance.
â€œJoyful Noiseâ€ is about a choir group trying to overcome their differences before a national competition.
And â€œSherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadowsâ€ fell to fifth place with $8.41 million, a decrease of 39 percent from the previous weekend.
As for last weekendâ€™s top grossing film â€œThe Devil Inside,â€ it fell 77 percent to sixth place with $7.9 million. The decline was the 19th-biggest drop on record and the worst since 2009â€™s â€œJonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experienceâ€ that dropped 77.4 percent, according to Box Office Mojo.
For next weekend, a few action movies will make their premieres including â€œUnderworld: Awakening,â€ â€œHaywire,â€ and â€œRed Tails.â€
Here is the WEEKEND BOX REPORT for January 13-15, 2012:
|2.||Beauty and the Beast 3D||$18.49 million|
|3.||Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol||$11.5 million|
|4.||Joyful Noise||$11.345 million|
|5.||Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows||$8.41 million|
|6.||The Devil Inside||$7.9 million|
|7.||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||$6.8 million|
|8.||Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked||$5.8 million|
|9.||War Horse||$5.607 million|
|10.||We Bought a Zoo||$5.2 million|