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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Weekend box office: ‘Safe House’ and ‘The Vow’ go head to head

“Safe House” came out on top of the holiday weekend box office. ( Universal Pictures)
In a reversal of last week’s standing, the Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds spy thriller “Safe House”edged past “The Vow”to lead the weekend box office. It was a tight race all around: the top five moneymaking movies of the long weekend came in very close together. The top 10 movies in the weekend box office are:

1. Safe House $24 million

2. The Vow $23.6 million

3. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance $22 million

4. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $20.1 million

5. This Means War $17.6 million

6. Star Wars:Episode I — The Phantom Menace 3D $7.9 million

7. Chronicle $7.5 million

8. The Woman in Black $6.6 million

9. The Secret World of Arriety $6.4 million

10. The Grey $3.0 million

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