The sci-fi action movie Jumper
opened in top condition at the box office, securing itself as the top earner for the weekend with $27m in tickets. Somehow I doubt next weekend will be as fruitful for the film when people realize it is in fact Hayden Christensen in the lead role.Step Up 2 the Streets
came in at second place this weekend with $19.6m. Producers are now stuck trying to figure out how to make an even more clever title with the number three in it.
As if we didn't need another children's fantasy movie, The Spiderwick Chronicles
earned enough ($19m) to show studio heads that another three Chronicles of Narnia
knock-offs should in fact be given the go-ahead.Definitely, Maybe
got lost up in the romantic-comedy flood and pulled in a mediocre $9.6m, placing it just behind Fool's Gold
and definitely, hopefully sending studios the message that we don't need more winter romantic comedies than there are Baldwin brothers.
Good news for the weekend is the release of George Romero's Diary of the Dead
earned $225,000 despite its limited release. Romero's search for a new prefix begins. Rumors indicate, however, that he may just give up and call all his movies _______ of the Dead from now on.
 Jumper -- $27,225,000 (NEW)
 Step Up 2 the Streets -- $19,666,000 (NEW)
 The Spiderwick Chronicles -- $19,080,000 (NEW)
 Fool's Gold -- $13,080,000
 Definitely, Maybe -- $9,685,000 (NEW)
 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins -- $8,880,000
 Juno -- $4,625,000
 The Bucket List -- $4,105,000
 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour -- $3,289,000
 27 Dresses -- $3,175,000
 George Romero's Diary of the Dead -- $225,000 (NEW)
 The Year My Parents Went on Vacation -- $87,400 (NEW)