Magazine article Screen International

The Vow Enchants Audiences to Record Number One US Launch

Magazine article Screen International

The Vow Enchants Audiences to Record Number One US Launch

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Screen Gems' romantic drama notches a superb estimated $41.7m to beat Safe House to the top spot.

Starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, the real-life based romantic drama The Vow has debuted top in the US after a stunning $41.7m bow - the sitxh biggest February opening of all time.

Universal's action-thriller Safe House had to settle for second place with an estimated $39.3m. The opening ranks among Denzel Washington's biggest in the US, second only to American Gangster's $43.6m debut.

Warner Bros.' sequel Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and Fox's 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace made it a quartet of new releases at the top of the chart.

Journey 2 nabbed third with a highly creditable $27.6m opening, surpassing its predecessor's $21m US debut; while Star Wars: Episode I had to settle for fourth after delivering an expected $23m.

Last week's number one Chronicle fell to fifth and has accumulated $40. …

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