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Weekend box office: Knowing comes out on top

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
March 23rd, 2009

Never underestimate the box office power of Nicholas Cage, especially when combined with an apocalyptic end-of-the-world scenario. This was the killer combination that took his new movie KNOWING right to the top of the weekend box office during its opening weekend. The film made $24,814,000, just ahead of I LOVE YOU, MAN and DUPLICITY, which made $18,005,000 and $14,402,000, respectively, during their first weekends.

WATCHMEN continued its fall from grace, landing at number 5 with only $6,725,000. And to think that only two weeks ago it was making $55 million. The film has had a drop of over 60% in tickets sales each week since it opened. Keep reading to see the complete break down for the weekend box office.

Movie Studio Weekend Gross Total Budget
Knowing Summit $24,814,000 $24,814,000 N/A
I Love you, Man Paramount $18,005,000 $18,005,000 N/A
Duplicity Universal $14,402,000 $14,402,000 N/A
Race to Witch Mountain BV $13,004,000 $44,715,000 N/A
Watchmen Warner Bros $6,801,114 $98,140,886 $150M
The Last House on the Left Universal $5,776,160 $23,902,420 N/A
Taken Fox $4,057,695 $133,096,403 N/A
Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight $2,676,369 $137,178,177 $15M
Madea goes to Jail Lionsgate $2,566,535 $87,264,219 N/A
Coraline Focus Features $2,130,746 $72,841,173 N/A

Source Box Office Mojo

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