‘Chronicle’ tops US box office with $22m


Sci-fi drama Chronicle has topped the US box office with $22 million.

The Josh Trank-directed film narrowly beat off competition from The Woman in White, starring Daniel Radcliffe, which took $21 million over the weekend.

Last week’s box-office topper The Grey slipped to third place with a relatively paltry $9.5m, while Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski’s whale movie Big Miracle entered at four in its first week of release with $8.5m.

Underworld: Awakening took $5.6m, while One for the Money and the George Lucas-produced Red Tails grossed $5.2m and $5m respectively.

George Clooney comedy The Descendants held firm at number eight with $4.6m, while the top ten is rounded out with fallers Man on a Ledge and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

The US box office top ten in full (studio estimates):
1. (-) Chronicle – $22 million
2. (-) The Woman in Black – $21 million
3. (1) The Grey – $9.5 million
4. (-) Big Miracle – $8.5 million
5. (2) Underworld: Awakening – $5.6 million
6. (3) One for the Money – $5.2 million
7. (4) Red Tails – $5 million
8. (8) The Descendants – $4.6 million
9. (5) Man on a Ledge – $4.5 million
10. (6) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – $3.9 million