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Act of Valor storms the US box office

Act of Valor storms the US box office

Act of Valor storms the US box office

Action movie Act of Valor, starring real-life Navy Seals, commanded the number 1 spot in the US box with a $24 million debut.

The film follows a group of Navy Seals as they race against time to stop a terror attack on US soil by suicide bombers.

Another new release, Tyler Perrys Good Deeds, about a business man getting jolted out of his fairly scripted life when he meets a cleaning lady in his office, claimed the second spot with a $16 million, followed by Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which earned $13.4 million in its 3rd weekend since its released.

Last weekends champion, Denzel Washingtons Safe House, retreated to the 4th place with $11.4 million, reaching a total earning of $98.1 million since its release.

Another former box-office champion, The Vow, rounded out the top five with $10 million for a three-week total of $103 million.

Other new releases such as Jennifer Aniston comedy, Wanderlust, and Amanda Seyfried thriller, Gone, flopped, opening with a mere $6.6 million and $5 million respectively.

Last nights Best Picture winner, The Artist, added another $3 million to its coffers, totalling $31.9 US box office taking, while Hugo, which claimed 5 Oscars in the technical categories, made only $1.6 million for a total of $69.4 since its release. Unlike the Artist, which cost only $20 million to make, Hugo’s production cost went over $150 million.

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