Box Office: Jumping to #1

Two big genre films opened wide this weekend. JUMPER, the sci-fi action-adventure, leapt to the top of the hill; THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES spun its way into third.

Samuel L. Jackson in JUMPER

JUMPER made it debut by teleporting into 3,428 theatres. As expected, the film easily won the #1 position, but its estimated weekend take of $27.23-million fell a bit short of the predicted $30-million.

SPIDERWICK built its web in 3,847 theatres, where it eanred $19.08-million, approximately half a million below the second place winner STEP UP TO THE STREETS.

There were no holdover fantasy, sci-fi, or horror films in the weekend’s Top Ten. In its third week of release, THE EYE dropped from $#4 to #11, where it earned $3.16-million; the film’s total U.S. revenues now sand at $26.31-million.

Read the complete Top Ten here.

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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  1. [...] Posted by Steve Biodrowski on 18 Feb 2008 at 11:07 pm | Tagged as: Box Office That President’s Day holiday had a significant impact on the box office, allowing several films to significantly increase their revenues, resulting in some changes in the ranking of titles since we posted this yesterday. [...]

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