‘The Vow’ proved women do go to the movies, as the chick flick romance earned $41.7 million in its box office debut, making it the most popular movie in cineplexes this weekend.

The Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds thriller ‘Safe House’ bowed in second place with $39.3 million, and ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ brought in $27.5 million for third.

Meanwhile, the 3D reboot of ‘Star Wars: Episode I – Phantom Menace’ came in fourth with $23 million in revenues, and ‘Chronicle’ rounded out the top five by selling $12.3 million in tickets.

Here’s a list of the top 10 movies at the box office Friday through Sunday with estimated grosses, along with how much each movie has made since its release:

1. ‘The Vow’ – $41.7 million, new release
2. ‘Safe House’ – $39.3 million, new release
3. ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ – $27.5 million, new release
4. ‘Star Wars: Episode I – Phantom Menace’ – $23 million, new release
5. ‘Chronicle’ – $12.3 million, $40.1 million total
6. ‘The Woman in Black’ – $10.3 million, $35.4 million total
7. ‘The Grey’ – $5 million, $42.8 million total
8. ‘Big Miracle’ – $3.8 million, $13.1 million total
9. ‘The Descendants’ – $3.5 million, $70.7 million total
10. ‘Underworld Awakening’ – $2.5 million, $58.9 million total

[Rentrak]