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‘Forbidden Kingdom’ lands No. 1 at Box Office

April 21st, 2008 Posted in What's Hot Now

“The Forbidden Kingdom,” the first-time martial arts pairing from megastars Jackie Chan and Jet Li, fought its way to No. 1 at the weekend box office, debuting with $21.4 million.

The romantic comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” starring nice guy Jason Segel and produced by “Knocked Up” phenom Judd Apatow, took second place with $17.7 million. Slasher remake “Prom Night” dropped to third with $8.6 million from its No. 1 debut last weekend and bringing its total to $32.1 million.

The top 10 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Media By Numbers LLC:

1. “The Forbidden Kingdom,” Lionsgate, $21,401,121, 3,151 locations, $6,792 average, $21,401,121, one week.

2. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” Universal, $17,725,330, 2,798 locations, $6,335 average, $17,725,330, one week.

3. “Prom Night,” Sony Screen Gems, $8,670,364, 2,700 locations, $3,211 average, $32,133,926, two weeks.

4. “88 Minutes,” Sony Tristar, $6,957,216, 2,168 locations, $3,209 average, $6,957,216, one week.

5. “Nim’s Island,” Fox, $5,687,072, 3,277 locations, $1,735 average, $32,894,115, three weeks.

6. “21,” Sony, $5,520,362, 2,903 locations, $1,902 average, $70,004,505, four weeks.

7. “Street Kings,” Fox Searchlight, $4,179,505, 2,469 locations, $1,693 average, $20,058,143, two weeks.

8. “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!,” Fox, $3,511,834, 2,670 locations, $1,315 average, $144,418,495, six weeks.

9. “Leatherheads,” Universal, $3,049,465, 2,798 locations, $1,090 average, $26,605,235, three weeks.

10. “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” Rocky Mountain Pictures, $2,970,848, 1,052 locations, $2,824 average, $2,970,848, one week.

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