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Knowing Is Nice At The Box Office

by Roy March 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm Comments

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Knowing pulled in $24.8 million over the weekend and landed in the top spot at the weekend box office.

The Nicolas Cage sci-fi thriller was the widest of the new releases and had the biggest marketing push, and those efforts paid off. Opening at the number 2 spot with $18 million was I Love You, Man, the Paul Rudd-Jason Segel arrested development comedy. Rounding out the top 3 was the last of the new wide releases, Duplicity, with the Clive Owen-Julia Roberts romantic caper pulling in a so-so $14.4 million.

Last weekend’s number 1, Race to Witch Mountain, fell to the fourth spot with a $13 million take and a $44.7 million ten-day total. Watchmen, meanwhile, clung on to the fifth spot but did not slow its plunge, finishing the weekend with $6.7 million and a $98.1 million total.

In the specialty market, Sin Nombre opened with a respectable $77,400 across 6 theaters, or a $12,900 per-theater average. Documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor, about the fashion industry legend Valentino, bowed well with a $20,300 weekend in just one theater. Lastly, Spanish drama Mancora opened with a tepid $5,800 across 2 theaters, or a $2,900 per-theater average.

Check out the top 12 below, or head over to Box Office Mojo for the full weekend chart.

New releases highlighted in yellow

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Knowing Sum. $24,814,000 - 3,332 - $7,447 $24,814,000 - 1
2 N I Love You, Man P/DW $18,005,000 - 2,711 - $6,641 $18,005,000 - 1
3 N Duplicity Uni. $14,402,000 - 2,574 - $5,595 $14,402,000 - 1
4 1 Race to Witch Mountain BV $13,004,000 -46.7% 3,187 - $4,080 $44,715,000 - 2
5 2 Watchmen WB $6,725,000 -62.3% 3,510 -101 $1,916 $98,065,000 $150 3
6 3 The Last House on the Left (2009) Uni. $5,921,000 -58.1% 2,402 +1 $2,465 $24,047,000 - 2
7 4 Taken Fox $4,100,000 -37.6% 2,661 -197 $1,541 $133,139,000 - 8
8 6 Slumdog Millionaire FoxS $2,700,000 -46.0% 2,067 -511 $1,306 $137,202,000 $15 19
9 5 Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail LGF $2,510,000 -50.9% 1,835 -368 $1,368 $87,208,000 - 5
10 9 Coraline Focus $2,143,000 -21.2% 1,431 -337 $1,498 $72,803,000 - 7
11 7 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Sony $1,875,000 -39.9% 1,762 -519 $1,064 $141,084,000 $26 10
12 8 He’s Just Not That Into You WB (NL) $1,270,000 -56.8% 1,302 -588 $975 $91,564,000 - 7
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