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Safe House tops US box office on second week of release

Safe House

Story by Jack Foley

DENZEL Washington-Ryan Reynolds action-thriller Safe House has topped the US box office on its second week of release.

The film took an estimated $24 million on the first three days of the four-day President’s Weekend, which is expected to rise to $28.5 million once final totals are in.

That was enough to beat similarly well performing holdover The Vow (which topped last weekend’s box office) and new release Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

The Vow came second with an estimated four-day gross of $27.4 million, followed by Nicolas Cage’s Ghost Rider sequel with $25.5 million.

Tom Hardy’s romantic actioner This Means War – co-starring Reece Witherspoon and Chris Pine – earned a solid $17.6 million despite a critical drubbing to land fifth spot behind another holdover, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which collected an estimated $20.1 million through Sunday.

Safe House opens in UK cinemas this Friday (February 24). Watch the trailer

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