Box Office: Super Bowl no match for 'Chronicle' [Video]
But three new movies fared well at the multiplex despite the big game. "Chronicle," a found-footage teen adventure about three young boys with superpowers, was the weekend winner with a studio-estimated $22 million in ticket sales. Daniel Radcliffe's first post-"Harry Potter" film, "The Woman in Black," came in just behind with $21 million. The inspirational environmental drama "Big Miracle," starring John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore, did less impressive business, grossing only $8.5 million.
So how did "Chronicle" manage to lure young males into theaters on Super Bowl weekend? And what does Radcliffe's robust debut say about his future as a leading man? Check out this week's box office video report for more details.
-- Amy Kaufman
Photo: Alex Russell stars in "Chronicle." Credit: 20th Century Fox