MUMBAI: American action thriller, The Grey, has surpassed
analyst expectations to rake in $20 million in the US
and Canadian cinemas to lead the box office over the
Liam Neeson starring movie had earned positive appraisal
from the critics and was predicted to earn $14.5 million.
The movie released 27 January across 3,185 US and Canadian
theatres and earned an average of $6,279 per-theatre.
movie was bought for $5 million by distributor Open
Road Films, owned by Regal Entertainment Group, AMC
Entertainment Holdings Inc. and Cinemark Holdings Inc.
It was launched in response to shrinking output by major
was the distributors second release following
Killer Elite in September.
The film also went past last weeks top film Underworld:
Awakening, which has been relegated to second position
with sales worth $12.5 million. The vampire-versus-wolf
series has earned $45.1 million since it opened on 20
the third spot was Katherine Heigl-starring One for
the Money, which had sales worth $11.8 million in its
first weekend. While, Anthony Hemingway-directed Red
Tails war film about black fighter pilots in World War
Two, got $10.4 million to land in fourth place in its
second weekend in theaters.
on the box office was Sam Worthington-starring thriller
film Man on a Ledge with sales of $8.3 million, according
to Hollywood.com Box-Office.