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'The Vow' Debuts at Number One with $41.7 Million

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Moviegoers were committed to seeing The Vow over the weekend. The romantic tale, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, earned an estimated $41.7 million to debut in first place.

The Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds thriller Safe House opened in the runner-up spot, drawing $39.3 million.  Journey 2: The Mysterious Island premiered in third place, with $27.6 million, and the 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace came in at number four, with $23 million.

The previous box office champ, Chronicle, dropped to fifth place, garnering $12.3 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. The Vow, $41.7 million.
2. Safe House, $39.3 million.
3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, $27.6 million.
4. Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace (3D re-release), $23 million.
5. Chronicle, $12.3 million.
6. The Woman in Black, $10.3 million.
7. The Grey, $5.1 million.
8. Big Miracle, $3.9 million.
9. The Descendants, $3.5 million.
10. Underworld Awakening, $2.5 million.

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'Journey 2,' 'Safe House,' 'Star Wars: Episode I' in 3D, 'The Vow' Open Friday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Journey 2: The Mysterious Island: In the sequel to 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth, a 17-year-old boy and his stepfather head to the South Pacific to respond to a distress signal emanating from a mysterious island. Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens and Michael Caine star in the film, which is screening in 3D.  Rated PG.

-- Safe House: Ryan Reynolds plays a rookie CIA agent who's forced to help a CIA traitor, played by Denzel Washington, escape from a safe house under attack. Vera Farmiga and Brendan Gleeson also star. Rated R.

-- The Vow: A newlywed copes with his wife awaking from a coma and suffering from severe memory loss following their involvement in a car accident. Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum star.  Rated PG-13.

-- Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace: The first film in the second Star Wars trilogy gets the 3D treatment. Liam Neeson is Qui-Gon Jinn, Ewan McGregor plays Obi-Wan Kenobi and Natalie Portman stars as Queen Amidala. Rated PG.

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