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Box Office: Super Bowl no match for 'Chronicle' [Video]

February 6, 2012 | 12:29 pm

Chronicle was the No 1 fim at the box office this weekend
It was expected to be a slow weekend at the box office, as millions of Americans camped out in front of their television sets to watch the Super Bowl.

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.


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-- Amy Kaufman


Photo: Alex Russell stars in "Chronicle." Credit: 20th Century Fox

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