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Weekend Box Office – ‘Underworld Awakening’ Proves Even Non-Sparkly Vampires Sell Tickets

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Looks like movie-goers’ affection for vampires isn’t just limited to those in ‘Twilight.’ Kate Beckinsale’s vampire warrioress in ‘Underworld Awakening‘ proved popular as well, earning $25.4 million to take the top spot at the box office this weekend.

Another new flick, ‘Red Tails,’ came in second with $19.1 million, while last week’s top movie, ‘Contraband,’ brought in $12.2 million and fell two spots to third place.

Meanwhile, ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close‘ and ‘Haywire‘ premiered in fourth and fifth with $10.5 million and $9 million, respectively.

Here’s a list of the top 10 movies at the box office Friday through Sunday with estimated grosses, along with how much each movie has made since its release:

1. ‘Underworld Awakening’ – $25.4 million, new release
2. ‘Red Tails’ – $19.1 million, new release
3. ‘Contraband’ – $12.2 million, $46.1 million total
4. ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ – $10.5 million, $11.2 million total
5. ‘Haywire’ – $9 million, new release
6. ‘Beauty and Beast’ – $8.5 million, $33.3 million total
7. ‘Joyful Noise’ – $6 million, $21.9 million total
8. ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ – $5.5 million, $197.3 million total
9. ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ – $4.8 million, $178.6 million total
10. ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ – $3.7 million, $94.7 million total

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