A bunch of crazed zombies proved a bigger draw than Jesus Christ this weekend as Universal's Dawn of the Dead remake opened at No. 1 with $27.3 million, knocking The Passion of the Christ out of the top spot for the first time in a month. Don't feel too badly for Christ, though; Mel Gibson's little-religious-flick-that-could pocketed another $19.2 million for a total of $295.3 million. Elsewhere, Angelina Jolie's new thriller Taking Lives debuted at No. 3 with $11.4 million while Jim Carrey's quirky romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which played on far fewer screens bowed at No. 6 with a very bright $8.6 million.
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