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Watchmen Lords Over Box Office

Malin Ackerman

Watchmen saw itself topple the weekend competition with a $55.7 million haul — the biggest 2009 opening so far.

The graphic novel adaptation did fall short of one record though — ...
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Jonas Brothers Are Second Best at Box Office

Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience

So much for world domination.

Despite plenty of hype and a weekend theater-invasion tour, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience opened second to Madea Goes to Jail, earning $12.7 million. The soft opening was well below industry expectations, which had the trio earning about twice as much. Fellow teen idol Miley Cyrus' 3-D picture, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds, opened to $31.1 million last year.

Madea Goes to Jail locked in the top spot for the second consecutive week with $16.5 million, putting its 10-day tally at $64.9 million.

Nipping at the Jonas Brothers' heels was ...
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The Dark Knight Joins Billion Dollar Club

Christian Bale, The Dark Knight

As Heath Ledger became the second posthumous Oscar winner over the weekend, his film, The Dark Knight, wrote itself into history books as well. The Bat sequel became the fourth film to cross the $1 billion threshold in worldwide box office, joining Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Variety reports.

The Dark Knight, which was re-released in IMAX theaters Jan. 23, has now grossed ...
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Box Office: Madea Goes to Jail, But Does Collect $41.1 Million

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail

Madea went to prison, but she sure ain't singing the blues.

Madea Goes to Jail not only topped this weekend's box office, it also delivered the Tyler Perry series' biggest opening ever — $41.1 million.

Last weekend's champ, Friday the 13th, slumped to sixth, collecting $7.8 mil.

Taken took second in its fourth week of release, adding $11.4 mil to ... read more

It's Jason's Lucky Day as Friday the 13th Tops Box Office

Friday the 13th

Jason-Jason-Jason ... kill-kill-killed the competition at the box office, as Friday the 13th (starring Supernatural's Jared Padalecki) earned $42.2 million in its opening weekend. That marks a record debut for a horror pic, besting the $39.1 mil scared up by The Grudge. (With prices adjusted, however, the 2004 chiller sold more tickets.)

Falling to second was ... read more

Taken Leads Box Office to its First Ever Billion-Dollar January

Liam Neeson, Taken

Paul Blart: Mall Cop has clocked out as box office champ, ceding the No. 1 spot to Liam Neeson's Taken, which took $24.6 million in its opening weekend. Paul Blart settled into the two-spot with a $14 million haul, bringing its total-to-date to $83 mil.

Rounding out the top five were ... read more

Mall Cop Stays on Top of Box Office

Kevin James, Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Kevin James is not just the King of Queens, but the king of the box office as well.

For the second weekend in a row, James' Paul Blart: Mall Cop topped the list, this time earning $21.5 million to bring its cumulative gross to $64.8 million.

The comedy edged Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, which debuted to ...
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Mall Cop Arrests the Competition

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Weekend movie-goers are hitting the Mall in droves.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop led the box-office pack, debuting to about $33.8 million in its first two days. In its second week out, Clint Eastwood drama Gran Torino sped to number two, with a take of $22.2 mil. The movie lost 25 percent of its audience after its leading opening last week, according to Variety.

The Jensen Ackles-helmed 3-D thriller, My Bloody Valentine, slashed its way to number three, earning $21.9 mil. Valentine cut just above Notorious B.I.G.'s eponymous biopic Notorious, which found its rhythm with $21.5 mil. Having opened in 1,638 theaters, the film earned $13,126 per location — the best of any film this weekend.

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Gran Torino Drives into First Place

Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino

Clint Eastwood may have gone 0-for-2 at the Golden Globes Sunday night, but he can take solace in the fact that he has the No. 1 movie in America.

Gran Torino, in which he starred and directed, easily cruised into the top spot over the weekend with $29 million in its first weekend in wide release.

The debut intake trumps Eastwood's previous personal best of ...
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Marley & Me Leads Box Office Pack Again

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, Marley & Me

With no new wide releases to go up against, Marley & Me notched its second straight week atop the box office with $24.1 million.

The intake has now pushed the Jennifer Aniston-Owen Wilson doggy drama past the $100 million milestone for a ...
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