LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Contraband” managed to steal the top slot at the weekend box office away from competitors.
The Universal action film starring Mark Wahlberg debuted at No. 1 with $24 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.READ MORE: USC To Require Security Guards In Hallways And Stairs Leading To Bedrooms During Fraternity Parties
Disney’s 3-D re-release of 1991’s “Beauty and the Beast” waltzed into the No. 2 position with $18.5 million.READ MORE: Authorities Searching For Missing Temple City Man
“Joyful Noise,” the Warner Bros.’ musical comedy starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, opened in the fourth spot with $11.3 million behind Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” which earned $11.5 million in its fifth week, bringing its total haul to $186.7 million.MORE NEWS: Luxury Car Lease Fraud: Baldwin Hills Man Defrauds 128 Victims Of Estimated $1.5 Million, Prosecutors Say
(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)