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The leather clad female hero with double guns who fights vampires like no other takes the reigns at the box office this weekend as Underworld: Awakening brings in $25 million.
Underworld: Awakening, the fourth installment in the action horror series staring Kate Beckinsale, is number one at the box office this weekend according to Deadline Hollywood. It earned $25 million in box office returns.
Coming in second was the George Lucas-produced action drama Red Tails about the Tuskegee Airmen who served during World War II. The film, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard, earned an estimated $19 million.
Despite some negative reviews, Mark Wahlberg's Contraband had a good second week coming in third with an estimated $12.3 million. The action thriller is about an ex-smuggler who has to get back in the game to save his brother-in-law.
The adaptation of the best-selling book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close came in fourth with an estimated $10.2 million. The film, starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, is about a grieving boy who searches New York City for a lost message from his father who died in the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
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Coming in at sixth place is Disney's Beauty and the Beast 3D, earning an estimated $8.3 million. A sneak peak at Tangled Ever After -- the upcoming sequel to the Disney hit Tangled -- debuted with the film, giving movie-goers a little bit extra bang for their buck.
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