act of valor box office Box Office: 'Act of Valor' leaves 'Wanderlust' in the dust“Act of Valor,” which stars no celebs, but does use actual Navy SEALs to portray, umm, Navy SEALs who embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent, utterly crushed at Friday’s (Feb. 24) box office.

The indie film, which was made with the cooperation of the Navy, bagged a cool $9 million in ticket sales on Friday — almost half of it’s estimated $18 million production budget. “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” was a distant second, raking in $5.5 million.

The weekend’s other wide openers, Jennifer Aniston’s “Wanderlust” and the Amanda Seyfried-fronted “Gone” both underperformed. “Wanderlust” snagged only $2.2 million while “Gone” may have been an apt descriptor of the film’s audience — which only left Summit Entertainment with $1.6 million in ticket sales.

Friday’s top 10 as reported by Box Office Mojo:

1. “Act of Valor” ($9 million)
2. “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” ($5.5 million)
3. “The Vow” ($3.2 million)
4. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” ($3.2 million)
5. “Safe House” ($3.1 million)
6. “This Means War” ($2.7 million)
7. “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” ($2.3 million)
8. “Wanderlust” ($2.2 million)
9. “Gone” ($1.6 million)
10. “Chronicle” ($1 million)

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson