Box Office: "Safe House" Takes Slim Lead Over "The Vow"

Posted Sunday February 19, 2012 3:55 AM GMT

Making for a tight race as the President's Day run gets underway, "Safe House" has taken a slim lead to grab ahold of the top spot at the box office during the holiday weekend of February 17-20, 2012.

The Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds spearheaded crime/thriller raked in $6.5 million on Friday and another $9.7 million on Saturday while projected to close out the four-day weekend with $28.5 million.

Situated closely behind in second place is the Rachel McAdams/Channing Tatum starring romantic drama "The Vow" - which took home $7.4 million on Friday and $9.2 million on Saturday while pacing towards a second week cash take of $27.4 million.

Rounding out the top five at the box office in estimated weekend totals are the Nicolas Cage starring fantasy/thriller "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" ($25.5 million), followed by Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens and Dwayne Johnson's family adventure "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" ($25.4 million) and Reese Witherspoon's new release "This Means War" ($20.7 million).

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