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Box Office Breakdown: Hudson and McConaughey Strike Gold

Fool's Gold

, the latest joint venture for Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, debuted at the top of the charts this weekend with $21 million.  (When that total is worthy of a first place finish, you know times were slow.)  This marks the second time the pair opened in the $20 million dollar range; 2003’s How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days started at $23.8 million.

was the only other new entry in this weekend’s Top Ten.  The Martin Lawrence comedy grossed $16 million over the three days pushing Hannah Montana into third place.  The 3-D concert, though, had the stronger per screen average ($14,987).

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Meanwhile, a weak per theater take is what placed Paris Hilton’s The Hottie & The Nottie way, way, way down the list.  The film averaged only $250 and found itself in 59th place.  (I didn’t even know there were that many movies open out there.)  By comparison, In Bruges - this week’s #25 - averaged $16,330.  That number beat out everyone…including Hannah Montana.

1. Fool’s Gold, Warner Bros., $21,589,295 (avg. $6909)
2. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Universal, $16,207,730 (avg. $6790)
3. Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour, Disney, $10,295,922 (avg. $14,987)
4. The Eye, Lionsgate, $6,528,301 (avg. $2643)
5. Juno, Fox Searchlight, $5,601,149 (avg. $2413)
6. 27 Dresses, 20th Century Fox, $5,409,671 (avg. $1904)
7. The Bucket List, Warner Bros., $5,277,433 (avg. $1917)
8. Rambo, Lionsgate, $4,482,012 (avg. $1650)
9. Meet the Spartans, 20th Century Fox, $4,110,561 (avg. $1681)
10. There Will Be Blood, Paramount Vantage, $3,978,322 (avg. $2456)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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