Paramount already is well into profit with the film, an independently produced movie that the studio bought for $1 million.
The Devil Inside bumped another Paramount hit, Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, from the No. 1 spot to No. 2 with $20.5 million.
Awards season gets rolling
The National Society of Film Critics chose Melancholia as best picture of the year for 2011. Kirsten Dunst was named best actress for her performance in the film, while Brad Pitt was named best actor for his work in Moneyball and The Tree of Life. Albert Brooks won best supporting actor for his appearance in Drive, and Jessica Chastain was named best supporting actress for her work in three films: The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, and The Help.
Comic Kathy Griffin is once again in the spotlight, despite her proudly self-proclaimed D-List status. The Bravo network said it would premiere Kathy, a weekly talk show hosted by Griffin, sometime this spring. The show will also feature stand-up comedy, celebrity interviews, and taped segments.
After ever after
Us Weekly reports that former Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel has decided to end her Bravo reality show, Bethenny Ever After, after season three, which premieres Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
"The door is open for other projects with Bravo," adds the source. "But as far as Bethenny Ever After goes, she feels that ending the show on a high note and ending it after this season would be best for her family. She doesn't want her daughter to grow up on TV."
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