Act Of Valor News
February 27, 2012 by staff
Act Of Valor News, Military drama “Act of Valor” claimed the No. 1 spot on movie box office charts, beating expectations with an estimated $24.7 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales during another busy weekend at theaters.
Tyler Perry’s new drama, “Good Deeds,” finished in second place with $16.0 million, according to studio estimates released on Sunday as Hollywood prepared for the Academy Awards.
“Act of Valor” stars real-life, active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs alongside professional actors in a fictional story about a mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA agent. Some scenes used live fire rather than visual effects.
Audiences liked the movie, awarding an “A” grade in polling by survey firm CinemaScore and providing high marks in studio exit polls, said Kyle Davies, president of worldwide theatrical distribution for Relativity Media, the independent studio that released the film. “You don’t get a consistent reaction like that unless the movie delivers,” he said.
The movie attracted a 71 percent male audience, and 60 percent of filmgoers were older than age 25, Relativity said. The studio acquired the film for $13 million and had projected opening weekend sales of up to $17 million.
Perry’s “Good Deeds” finished in line with projections from distributor Lions Gate Entertainment. In the film, Perry plays a CEO controlled by his domineering mother until a friendship with a woman on the office cleaning crew inspires him to rebel.
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