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Monday February 25, 2008 11:53 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Vantage Point Peaks at Number One

Vantage Point

Star-studded raised $22.8 million over the past three days making it this weekend’s clear winner.  The film, starring Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox, gives viewers multiple perspectives of a presidential assassination attempt.  Although the Pete Travis movie received less than positive reviews, the action thriller easily outearned its nearest competitor, The Spiderwick Chronicles.

The only other new entry in the Top Ten was Michel Gondry’s .  The Jack Black/Mos Def comedy opened in limited release and averaged over $5000 per screen.  Aside from Vantage, every other chart topper earned less than $4000 per theater.

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Yesterday’s Academy Awards was undoubtedly the reason behind the increases some Best Film nominees experienced.  After falling to 12th last weekend, bounced back to its familiar 10th place spot.  Meanwhile, No Country for Old Men climbed two places from 14th to 12th.  (Juno dropped a notch to 8th.)

Be looking for next week’s opener, , to slam dunk its way to Number One.

1. Vantage Point, Sony, $22,874,936 (avg. $7,264)
2. The Spiderwick Chronicles, Paramount, $13,100,192 (avg. $3,405)
3. Jumper, 20th Century Fox, $12,708,768 (avg. $3,705)
4. Step Up 2 the Streets, Disney, $9,605,703 (avg. $3,873)
5. Fool’s Gold, Warner Bros., $6,554,284 (avg. $2,131)
6. Definitely, Maybe, Universal, $5,217,775 (avg. $2,350)
7. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Universal, $4,158,700 (avg. $2,220)
8. Juno, Fox Searchlight, $4,154,502 (avg. $2,406)
9. Be Kind Rewind, New Line, $4,050,655 (avg. $5,013)
10. There Will Be Blood, Paramount Vantage, $2,687,229 (avg. $1,917)

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



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