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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Kate Beckinsale’s ‘Underworld Awakening’ dominates box office

Kate Beckinsale in “Underworld Awakening.” (Screen Gems)
“Underworld Awakening,” the fourth film in the vampire action saga starring Kate Beckinsale, made an estimated $25.4 million at the box office this weekend, easily outranking last week’s other new releases. Coming in at No. 2 this weekend was “Red Tails,” the film about the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II (with $19.1 million), and trailing behind was Mark Wahlberg’s “Contraband,” with $12.2 million.

Here are the weekend’s top 10 movies at the box office:

1. “Underworld Awakening,” $25.4 million

2. “Red Tails,” $19.1 million

3. “Contraband,” $12.2 million

4. “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” $10.5 million

5. “Haywire,” $9 million

6. “Beauty and the Beast 3D,” $8.6 million

7. “Joyful Noise,” $6.1 million

8. “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” $5.5 million

9. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” $4.8 million

10. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” $3.8 million

By  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/23/2012

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