The Navy SEALs proved their military might by eliminating real life terrorist Bin Laden last year and now by leaving no survivors at the weekend box office.
Military action film â€œAct of Valorâ€ took the top position in this weekendâ€™s theater box office with $24.7 million in 3,039 locations. The film starred a group of active duty Navy SEALs that heavily featured modern warfare techniques.
The film was about an elite team of Navy SEALs in an operation to rescue a kidnapped CIA agent. The most well-known star in the film was actress Roselyn Sanchez (â€œRush Hour 2â€). â€œAct of Valorâ€ film budget was $12 million.
Lionsgateâ€™s â€œTyler Perryâ€™s Good Deedsâ€ premiered in second place with $16 million at fewer locations of 2,132 theaters.
According to Box Office Mojo, it was the second-worst debut for Tyler Perry and it did not feature his most popular comedic character Madea.
The drama focused on a businessman who meets a poor cleaning lady in his office building. The film also starred Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union, Jamie Kennedy, and Rebecca Romijn.
In rounding out the top five, â€œJourney 2: The Mysterious Islandâ€ fell to third place with $13.475 million, a decrease of 32.1 percent. Last weekendâ€™s box office king â€œSafe House,â€ dropped to fourth place with $11.4 million, a drop of 51.8 percent. And in fifth place, â€œThe Vowâ€ garnered $10 million, a decrease of $56.6 million.
Universal Picturesâ€™ â€œWanderlustâ€ bombed hard at the box office with $6.6 million. It was one of the worst openings for actress Jennifer Aniston, which was lower than 2010â€™s â€œThe Switchâ€ and 2009â€™s â€œLove Happens.â€
The film also starred Paul Rudd about an unemployed couple decided to live at free love rural commune.
And Summit Entertainmentâ€™s â€œGoneâ€ basically disappeared from the box office with $5 million in its weekend premiere. The film starred Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Carpenter about a young woman convinced that her sister was kidnapped by a serial killer.
For next weekend, the animated film â€œDr. Seussâ€™s The Loraxâ€ and the comedy â€œProject Xâ€ will make their debut in the theater.
Here is the WEEKEND BOX OFFICE REPORT for February 24-26, 2012:
|1.||Act of Valor||$24.7 million|
|2.||Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds||$16 million|
|3.||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||$13.475 million|
|4.||Safe House||$11.4 million|
|5.||The Vow||$10 million|
|6.||Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance||$8.8 million|
|7.||This Means War||$8.5 million|
|10.||The Secret World of Arrietty||$4.503 million|
Source: BoxOffice.com, Box Office Mojo