With four movies opening to over $20 million for only the second time in history, it was a very good weekend to be in the movie business. Screen Gems’ The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, opened at first place to $41.7 million, followed closely by Universal’s action-thriller Safe House with $39.3 million.
In third place, Warner Bros. and New Line's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island outpaced the 20th Century Fox 3D re-release of George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace to gross $27.6 million. In fourth place, Phantom Menace opened to $23 million.
At number five, Fox's Chronicle held well in its second weekend, earning $12.3 million for a domestic total of $40.2 million.
Placing number six was The Woman in Black, from Momentum Pictures, which earned $10.3 million for a domestic total of $35.5 million.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com .