Box Office: B.C. wins big

Despite overwhelmingly negative reviews, 10,000 B.C. easily evolved up the box office ladder to the #1 position. Making its debut in 3,410 U.S. theatres, Rolland Emmerich’s film of prehistoric strive earned an estimated $35.73-million during its debut weekend. That was approximately two-and-a-half times the take of the #2 film, the weekend’s other big debut, COLLEGE ROAD TRIP.

10,000 B.C.

As for holdover titles, only a couple of sci-fi/fantasy films managed to retain positions in the Top Ten:
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES crawled from third place to sixth with weekend earnings of $4.8-million. After four weeks of U.S. distribution, the total stands at $61.72-million.
JUMPER jumped down three notches from #5 to #8, where it earned $3.75-million. That yielded a four-week total of $72.54-million.
Dropping out of the Top Ten in its second week of release was PENELOPE. Going from ninth to twelfth place, the modern fairy tale earned $2.21-million in its sophomore session, for a two-week total of $6.85-million. Video, here we come!
Read the complete Top Ten here.

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