Whitney remembered; weekend box office results

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The golden hearse carrying the body of Whitney Houston and her family arrived at her final resting place, the Fairview Cemetery, on Sunday (February 19).

Her burial comes after some of the biggest names in the music industry came together to bid an emotional farewell to the singer at her funeral service in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday (February 18).

The 48-year-old Houston, was found submerged in the bath in her hotel room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles last Saturday (February 11). The cause of death is still being determined.

Denzel Washington thriller "Safe House" rose to the No. 1 spot at movie box offices through Sunday, narrowly leading love story "The Vow" over a long holiday weekend in the United States.

"Safe House" took in 24 million dollars at North American (U.S. and Canadian) theaters from Friday through Sunday, taking the top slot after a second-place finish when the film debuted a week earlier.

The movie stars Washington as a fugitive on the run with a rookie CIA operative played by Ryan Reynolds.

Close behind "Safe House" was last weekend's winner, "The Vow," with 23.6 million domestically from Friday through Sunday.

The movie stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum in the story of a man who must win back his wife's heart after she loses her memory in a car crash.

John Russell, Reuters.

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