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Monday April 7, 2008 6:03 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Leatherheads Sacked by Competition

Nim's Island

Despite ‘s role as actor and director, Hollywood’s powerful A-lister still couldn’t get his film all the way to the end zone.

, also starring John Krasinski and Renee Zellweger, came up short this past weekend found itself in third place.  Although it looked like the football film was going to fare much better, Nim’s Island made a last minute score to snag second place.  Previous winner, 21, made it two weeks in a row even with a $10 million loss.

The only other new film to enter the recent Top Ten was .  The film adaptation of the Scott Smith book scared up just over $8 million.

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Meanwhile, two other movies had great turnouts despite their limited showings.  - featuring Norah Jones, Jude Law and Natalie Portman - averaged $12,358 over 6 theaters.  The 58th place finisher, The Flight of the Red Balloon, did even better.  The foreign-languaged film soared to a $17,611 average while premiering on only 2 screens.

1. 21, Sony, $15,337,418 (avg. $3760)
2. Nim’s Island, 20th Century Fox, $13,210,579 (avg. $3760)
3. Leatherheads, Universal, $12,682,595 (avg. $4580)
4. Horton Hears a Who, 20th Century Fox,  $9,115,987 (avg. $2553)
5. The Ruins, Dreamworks/Paramount, $8,003,421 (avg. $2846)
6. Superhero Movie, MGM, $5,417,92 (avg. $1827)
7. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Lionsgate, $3,418,255 (avg. $2200)
8. Drillbit Taylor, Paramount, $3,405,937 (avg. $1258)
9. Shutter, 20th Century Fox, $2,830,336 (avg. $1332)
10. 10,000 BC, Warner Bros,  $2,797,409 (avg. $1198)

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

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