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'Act Of Valor' Takes Oscar Weekend With $24.5 Mil

By: AP
By: AP

NEW YORK (AP) -- The real-life Navy SEALs action flick "Act of Valor" topped the box office with $24.5 million over Oscar weekend.

Made with the collaboration of the Navy, the film stars active-duty SEALs in sequences filmed with live ammo.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

"Act of Valor," Relativity Media, $2,476,632, 3,039 locations, $8,054 average, $24,476,632, one week.

"Tyler Perry's Good Deeds," Lionsgate, $15,583,924, 2,132 locations, $7,310 average, $15,583,924, one week.

"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," Warner Bros., $13,389,102, 3,350 locations, $3,997 average, $76,645,453, three weeks.

"Safe House," Universal, $10,926,145, 3,052 locations, $3,580 average, $97,622,705, three weeks.

"The Vow," Sony/Screen Gems, $9,916,774, 3,038 locations, $3,264 average, $102,924,117, three weeks.

"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," Sony/Columbia,$9,006,135, 3,174 locations, $2,837 average, $38,038,217, two weeks.

"This Means War," Fox, $8,425,010, 3,189 locations, $2,642 average, $33,495,646, two weeks.

"Wanderlust," Universal, $6,526,650, 2,002 locations, $3,260 average, $6,526,650, one week.

"Gone," Summit, $4,770,360, 2,186 locations, $2,182 average, $4,770,360, one week.

"The Secret World of Arrietty," Disney, $4,351,115, 2,958 location, $1,471 average, $14,508,920, two weeks.

"Chronicle," Fox, $3,685,036, 1,797 locations, $2,051 average, $57,984,963, four weeks.

"Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace," LucasFilm Ltd./Fox, " $3,174,955, 1,618 location, $1,962 average, $40,444,585, three weeks.

"The Artist," Weinstein Co., $2,905,858, 966 locations, $3,008 average, $31,779,657, 14 weeks.

"The Woman in Black," CBS, $2,722,485, 1,727 locations,$1,576 average, $50,451,681, 4 weeks.

"The Descendants," Fox Searchlight, $2,133,442, 889 locations, $2,400 average, $78,460,135, 15 weeks

"Hugo," Paramount, $1,510,760, 501 locations, $3,015 average,$69,354,704, 14 weeks.

"Goon," Alliance, $1,270,000, 258 locations, $4,922 average, $1,270,000, one week.

"The Grey," Open Road, $800,285, 917 locations, $873 average, $50,179,091, five weeks.

"The Iron Lady," Weinstein Co., $694,982, 522 locations, $1,331 average, $25,721,579, 9 weeks.

"Big Miracle," Universal, $668,805, 628 locations, $1,065 average, $18,903,580, four weeks.


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