A magical wizard fell short to three superheroes at the box office, as Chronicle edged out The Woman in Black for the top spot, Box Office Mojo reports.
Chronicle, about three teenage friends who gain superpowers, grossed an estimated $22 million in its opening weekend. The Woman in Black, starring Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe, drew $21 million to take second place.
The Grey leads the pack at the box office
At No. 3 was last weekend's top film, The Grey, drawing $9.5 million. The weekend's third new wide release, the whale drama Big Miracle, ranked fourth with $8.5 million. Underworld: Awakening completed the top five, attracting $5.6 million.
One For the Money fell to No. 6, grabbing $5.2 million. Red Tails was close behind in seventh place with $5 million.
Rounding out the top 10: The Descendants (No. 8, $4.6 million), Man on a Ledge (No. 9, $4.5 million) and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (No. 10, $3.9 million).