'The Devil Inside' Exorcises Box Office Demons

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After several weeks of low box office attendance, Hollywood got a surprise boost this weekend, with the tiny indie horror film "The Devil Inside" racking up a shocking $34.5 million according to Hollywood.com.

Acquired by Paramount for just $1 million, "The Devil Inside" earned more than twice that amount from midnight release showings on Thursday alone. Despite becoming one of only six films to ever receive a CinemaScore grade of F from viewers, the tally was more than enough to drop returning champ "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," which earned a strong $20.5 million, into second place.

For a full rundown of the weekend box office chart, head to Hollywood.com.