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Wednesday February 20, 2008 12:01 am

Box Office Breakdown: Jumper Leaps to #1


This President’s Day weekend, a good number of theatergoers honored their country’s leaders by taking in a showing of .  The sci-fi film, starring Hayden Christensen and Jamie Bell, took in approximately $27.3 million and earned itself a first place berth.  Although the gross did not break any holiday records, the movie did put about $8 million between itself and its nearest competitor ().

Third place-finisher, , also had something to brag about this weekend.  The dance spectacle averaged $7,655 per screen, just behind Jumper’s $7,980 figure.  The other eight films had to settle for $5000 or less.

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With less than a week to go until the Academy Awards, continues to be the People’s Choice selection. Since There Will Be Blood fell off the chart this weekend, the comedy remained the only Best Film nominee left in the Top Ten.  Even if it doesn’t win, Jason Reitman’s flick will have at least outearned its Oscar competitors.

1. Jumper, 20th Century Fox, $27,354,808 (avg. $7,980)
2. The Spiderwick Chronicles, Paramount, $19,004,058 (avg. $4,940)
3. Step Up 2 the Streets, Disney, $18,908,826 (avg. $7,655)
4. Fool’s Gold, Warner Bros., $12,909,039 (avg. $4,131)
5. Definitely, Maybe, Universal, $9,764,270 (avg. $4,430)
6. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Universal, $8,497,715 (avg. $3,560)
7. Juno, Fox Searchlight, $4,612,741 (avg. $2,473)
8. The Bucket List, Warner Bros., $3,991,239 (avg. $1,730)
9. Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour, Disney, $3,263,192 (avg. $4,764)
10. 27 Dresses, 20th Century Fox, $3,200,024 (avg. $1,653)

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



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