safe house (denzel washington & ryan reynolds)

Denzel Washington & Ryan Reynolds in 'Safe House'

*(Via TheWrap) – Stronger-than-expected performances by “Safe House,” “The Vow,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” knocked down a couple of domestic box-office records this weekend.

For the first time since Christmas weekend 2008 — and for the first non-holiday weekend ever — four movies debuted to more than $20 million. “The Vow” more than doubled that sum, taking an estimated $41.7 million. “Safe House” nearly doubled it, with $39.3 million.

“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” beat all expectations with $27.6 million and Fox’s 3D re-release of “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” grossed a solid $23 million.

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