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'Safe House' Wins Box Office Holiday Weekend With $27.5M

02/21/12 04:48 PM ET  AP

LOS ANGELES — Denzel Washington's action thriller "Safe House" held the No. 1 spot at the box office with $27.5 million over the long President's Day weekend.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Safe House," Universal, $27,542,825, 3,121 locations, $8,825 average, $81,812,440, two weeks.

2. "The Vow," Sony Screen Gems, $26,640,786, 2,958 locations, $9,006 average, $88,567,623, two weeks.

3. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," Warner Bros., $25,934,109, 3,500 locations, $7,410 average, $59,050,451, two weeks.

4. "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," Sony, $25,470,773, 3,174 locations, $8,025 average, $25,470,773, one week.

5. "This Means War," Fox, $20,006,912, 3,189 locations, $6,274 average, $21,616,717, one week.

6. "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace," Fox, $9,920,675, 2,655 locations, $3,737 average, $35,793,910, two weeks.

7. "Chronicle," Fox, $9,164,061, 2,556 locations, $3,585 average, $52,643,487, three weeks.

8. "The Secret World of Arrietty," Disney, $8,684,864, 1,522 locations, $5,706 average, $8,684,864, one week.

9. "The Woman in Black," CBS, $7,794,176, 2,559 locations, $3,046 average, $46,404,794, three weeks.

10. "The Grey," Open Road, $3,717,234, 2,107 locations, $1,764 average, $48,610,293, four weeks.

11. "The Descendants," Fox Searchlight, $3,489,672, 1,243 locations, $2,807 average, $75,572,442, 14 weeks.

12. "Big Miracle," Universal, $3,162,190, 1,634 locations, $1,935 average, $17,605,685, three weeks.

13. "The Artist," Weinstein Co., $2,971,453, 808 locations, $3,678 average, $28,070,412, 13 weeks.

14. "Hugo," Paramount, $2,201,239, 558 locations, $3,945 average, $67,287,363, 13 weeks.

15. "Red Tails," Fox, $1,769,318, 1,009 locations, $1,754 average, $47,885,854, five weeks.

16. "Underworld Awakening," Sony Screen Gems, $1,350,106, 826 locations, $1,635 average, $61,593,907, five weeks.

17. "The Iron Lady," Weinstein Co., $1,296,474, 623 locations, $2,081 average, $24,656,260, eight weeks.

18. "One For the Money," Lionsgate, $929,511, 933 locations, $996 average, $25,605,720, four weeks.

19. "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," Warner Bros., $771,146, 577 locations, $1,336 average, $30,774,123, nine weeks.

20. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," Fox, $684,115, 400 locations, $1,710 average, $129,872,610, 10 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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Filed by Anna Almendrala  |