Box Office: Liam Neeson climbs to No. 1 again with 'The Grey'
Three new films opened at the multiplex this weekend, but it was the Liam Neeson action film "The Grey" that won out with around $20 million. Katherine Heigl's latest comedy thriller "One for the Money" took the runner-up spot with roughly $12 million, while the ensemble cop flick "Man on a Ledge" came in with an underwhelming sum of around $8 million.
As a result of the new openings, ticket sales were up roughly 15% this weekend compared with the same period last year. Overall, receipts have increased about 12% already in 2012 -- welcome news for the movie business, which saw box office decline last year.
For more on the weekend's hits and misses, check out this week's box office video report.
Photo: Liam Neeson stars in "The Grey." Credit: Open Road Films