1. Cloverfield (NEW) - $41,000,000 2. 27 Dresses (NEW) - $22,427,000 3. The Bucket List (1) - $15,150,000 4. Juno (3) - $10,250,000 5. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (4) - $8,148,000 6. First Sunday (2) - $7,800,000 7. Mad Money (NEW) - $7,700,000 8. Alvin and the Chipmunks (5) - $7,000,000 9. I Am Legend (6) - $5,105,000 10. Atonement (10) - $4,759,000
With its three-day, $41M weekend, "Cloverfield" sets a new January record, beating out the re-release of the original Star Wars in 1997. It already sets the record for highest earnings on Martin Luther King weekend, beating out 2002's "Black Hawk Down", which brought in $33.6M over the whole four-day stretch.
If I absolutely have to sit through a romantic comedy (and for my relationship's sake, I do), I'll happily take "27 Dresses" which provides more Katherine Heigl goodness. And it looks like another winner for James Marsden.
The notable #11 is Oscar-contender "There Will Be Blood", which narrowly missed the top 10, despite its limited (389 screens nationwide) release.
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"Wocka Wocka...who wants to hear a funny-ass joke?"
Thanks for dragging my name into something associated with Jessica Simpson. Just joking. I didnt think this movie would be much to begin with, and I am glad I waited to hear somebody else's take on it before trying it out.