Vampires and werewolves ruled the box office. Underworld: Awakening premiered in the Number One spot at the box office this weekend with $25.4 Million. Red Tails premiered in Second Place with $19.1 Million. Contraband was Third with $12.2 Million. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close was Fourth with $10.5 Million. Haywire premiered in Fifth Place with $9 Million. Beauty and the Beast, Joyful Noise, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo rounded out the top ten respectively.
Underworld: Awakening (also known as Underworld 4) is a 2012 American 3D action horror film directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. It is the fourth installment in the Underworld film series, with Kate Beckinsale reprising her role as Selene. Sandrine Holt, Michael Ealy, and India Eisley have been cast in roles new to the series.
Red Tails is a 2012 war film directed by Anthony Hemingway, from a screenplay by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder. The story, written by Ridley, is inspired by true events. George Lucas serves as the executive producer for the project. It is based on the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American servicemen during World War II, and is the first Lucasfilm production since Radioland Murders (1994) not associated with the Indiana Jones or Star Wars franchises. This movie stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. (who previously starred in The Tuskegee Airmen, an HBO made-for-television film about the same group of pilots) in his first theatrical film in five years, and Terrence Howard (who portrayed a Tuskegee pilot in Hart’s War).
Haywire is an action film directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Gina Carano, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender.