'Devil Inside' takes off with $33.7M weekend

January 9, 2012 - 6:36 PM
Film Review The Devil Inside

In this film image released by Paramount Pictures, Suzan Crowley plays Maria, left, and Fernanda Andrade plays Isabella Rossi in a scene from "The Devil Inside." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The exorcism fright film "The Devil Inside" beat industry expectations by a longshot with a $33.7 million debut, more than twice the amount the most optimistic forecasts predicted it would take in.

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:

1. "The Devil Inside," Paramount Insurge, $33,732,515, 2,285 locations, $14,763 average, $33,732,515, one week.

2. "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," Paramount, $19,868,059, 3,555 locations, $5,589 average, $169,568,971, four weeks.

3. "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," Warner Bros., $13,689,321, 3,603 locations, $3,799 average, $157,049,382, four weeks.

4. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Sony, $11,364,714, 2,914 locations, $3,900 average, $76,900,628, three weeks.

5. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," Fox, $9,496,913, 3,425 locations, $2,773 average, $111,585,367, four weeks.

6. "War Horse," Disney, $8,679,470, 2,783 locations, $3,119 average, $56,904,682, three weeks.

7. "We Bought a Zoo," Fox, $8,305,797, 3,170 locations, $2,620 average, $56,399,906, three weeks.

8. "The Adventures of Tintin," Paramount, $6,727,740, 3,006 locations, $2,238 average, $62,008,015, three weeks.

9. "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," Focus, $5,478,521, 809 locations, $6,772 average, $10,129,670, five weeks.

10. "The Darkest Hour," Summit, $3,124,316, 2,163 locations, $1,444 average, $18,690,605, three weeks.

11. "New Year's Eve," Warner Bros., $3,107,343, 1,864 locations, $1,667 average, $51,868,140, five weeks.

12. "The Descendants," Fox Searchlight, $2,584,137, 737 locations, $3,506 average, $43,960,700, eight weeks.

13. "Hugo," Paramount, $1,600,751, 843 locations, $1,899 average, $52,630,908, seven weeks.

14. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1," Summit, $1,472,095, 1,058 locations, $1,391 average, $278,415,733, eight weeks.

15. "The Muppets," Disney, $1,358,289, 1,236 locations, $1,099 average, $85,561,195, seven weeks.

16. "Young Adult," Paramount, $1,281,347, 830 locations, $1,544 average, $14,747,851, five weeks.

17. "The Sitter," Fox, $1,154,859, 758 locations, $1,524 average, $28,722,994, five weeks.

18. "The Artist," Weinstein Co., $1,120,111, 172 locations, $6,512 average, $7,097,612, seven weeks.

19. "My Week with Marilyn," Weinstein Co., $827,327, 584 locations, $1,417 average, $10,458,340, seven weeks.

20. "Puss in Boots," Paramount, $587,390, 351 locations, $1,673 average, $146,597,215, 11 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.