Romantic drama "The Vow" topped the North American box office at the weekend, beating back strong competition from three other films in their first week of release, industry figures showed Monday.
"The Vow," starring Rachel McAdams as a newlywed wife struggling with memory loss after an accident and Channing Tatum as the husband fighting to win back her heart, took in $41.2 million, industry monitor Exhibitor Relations said.
A 3D revamp of "Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace" earned $22.5 million to claim fourth place in the standings, ahead of last week's number one movie, "Chronicle," which slid to fifth on takings of $12.1 million.
Adventure thriller "The Grey" starring Liam Neeson fell from third to seventh, on earnings of $5 million, and "Big Miracle," a feel-good animal flick starring Drew Barrymore, took $3.9 million in eighth place.
George Clooney family drama "The Descendants," was in ninth with $3.4 million, and "Underworld: Awakening," starring Kate Beckinsale as a woman vampire warrior, rounded out the top 10 with $2.5 million in ticket sales.
Source: AFP Global Edition