secret arrietty 1 Box Office: 'Secret World of Arrietty' off to a slow start; 'The Vow' wins Friday nightIt’s looking like Presidents Day weekend will have a strong showing at the box office in general, as “The Vow,” “Safe House,” “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” are all on pace to earn at least $20 million.

On Friday (Feb. 17), “The Vow won the night with $7.4 million, followed close by “Ghost Rider” at $7 million. “The Vow” was also last weekend’s no. 1 movie.

“Safe House” was hot on their heels at $6.5 million and “This Means War” was fourth at $5.6 million. “Journey 2” earned $4.5 million, while animated movie “The Secret World of Arrietty” took home just $1.7 million, though family movies tend to get stronger as the weekend matinee numbers come in.

We’ll have the full top 10 just as soon as the numbers are available.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."