‘Act of Valor’ Debuts on Top with $24.7 Million


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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Act of Valor sealed a box office win on its debut weekend by earning an estimated $24.7 million.  The drama stars real-life Navy SEALs and provides a close look at their operations.

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds premiered in second place, collecting $16 million.  The previous box office champ, Safe House, fell to the fourth spot with $11.4 million.

The Jennifer Aniston-Paul Rudd comedy Wanderlust was a bust, bowing in at eighth place with $6.6 million.  The Amanda Seyfried thriller Gone fared even worse, raising just $5 million in its first three days of release.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday with estimated ticket sales:

1. Act of Valor, $24.7 million.
2. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds, $16 million.
3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, $13.5 million.
4. Safe House, $11.4 million.
5. The Vow, $10 million.
6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, $8.8 million.
7. This Means War, $8.5 million.
8. Wanderlust, $6.6 million.
9. Gone, $5 million.
10. The Secret World of Arrietty, $4.5 million.

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