The Underworld franchise continued to show life at the box office, with the fourth installment taking the top spot, Box Office Mojo reports.
Underworld: Awakening, starring Kate Beckinsale, grossed an estimated $25.4 million in its first weekend of release. Red Tails, also in its debut weekend, took in $19.1 million to take second place.
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Last weekend's No. 1 film, Contraband, fell to third with $12.2 million. At No. 4, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close drew $10.5 million after expanding nationwide on Friday. The weekend's third major new release, Haywire, completed the top five, opening to $9 million.
Beauty and the Beast 3D ranked sixth, with $8.5 million. Earning $6.1 million, Joyful Noise followed in seventh place.
Rounding out the top 10: Mission: Impossible ? Ghost Protocol (No. 8, $5.5 million ? bringing its total to $197.3 million after six weekends), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (No. 9, $4.8 million? bringing its total to $178.6 million after six weekends) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (No. 10, $3.7 million).