The survival thriller earned $20 million for the top spot over the weekend. The film starred Liam Neeson and directed by Joe Carnahan. After a plane crash in Alaska, a group of survivors must fend off a pack of wolves in order to survive.
Lionsgate Filmsâ€™ â€œOne for the Moneyâ€ opened in third place with $11.75 million. It opened better than expected from many film analysts.
The film starred Katherine Heigl as a bail bond bounty hunter. The film is based off the best-selling book written by Janet Evanovich.
In fifth place, Summit Entertainmentâ€™s â€œMan on a Ledgeâ€ opened with $8.3 million. The film starred Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie and Genesis Rodriguez.
The film is about a man who is threatening to leap off the edge of a building while a diamond heist is occurring at another location.
In rounding out the top five films of the weekend, â€œUnderworld: Awakeningâ€ fell to the second place spot with $12.5 million. It was a decrease of 50.6 percent from the previous weekend. And â€œRed Tailsâ€ was in fourth place with $10.4 million, a decrease of 44.6 percent from the previous weekend.
Several films are making its premiere next weekend including â€œThe Woman in Black,â€ â€œChronicle,â€ â€œThe Innkeepers,â€ â€œW.E.â€ and â€œBig Miracle.â€
Here is the WEEKEND BOX OFFICE for January 27-29, 2012:
|1.||The Grey||$20 million|
|2.||Underworld: Awakening||$12.5 million|
|3.||One for the Money||$11.75 million|
|4.||Red Tails||$10.4 million|
|5.||Man on the Ledge||$8.3 million|
|6.||Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close||$7.145 million|
|7.||The Descendants||$6.55 million|
|9.||Beauty and the Beast 3D||$5.345 million|