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Monday April 21, 2008 9:24 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Forbidden Kingdom Kicks Past Forgetting Sarah

The Forbidden Kingdom, Jackie Chan

Favorable reviews and Judd Apatow’s association helped nab a second place finish this past weekend.  While some may have expected the adult comedy to debut at #1, the movie was unfortunately inaccessible to large segment of ticket buyers.

Meanwhile, Marshall‘s R-rated raunch allowed fellow new entry to edge right past it.  The action film, which brought martial artists Jackie Chan and Jet Li together for the first time, earned $21.4 million—just enough for the win.

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Variety

1. The Forbidden Kingdom, Lionsgate, $21,401,121 (avg. $6792)
2. Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Universal, $17,725,330 (avg. $6335)
3. Prom Night, Sony, $8,670,364 (avg. $3211)
4. 88 Minutes, Sony, $6,957,216 (avg. $3209)
5. Nim’s Island, 20th Century Fox, $5,687,072 (avg. $1735)
6. 21, Sony, $5,520,362 (avg. $1902)
7. Street Kings, Fox Searchlight, $4,179,505 (avg. $1693)
8. Horton Hears a Who, 20th Century Fox,  $3,511,834 (avg. $1315)
9. Leatherheads, Universal, $3,049,465 (avg. $1090)
10. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Rocky Mountain Pictures, $2,970,848 (avg. $2824)

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

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