Box Office: Knowing knows that way to #1

KNOWING is the new #1 film at the box office. The sci-fi fantasy – directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage – made its debut in 3,322 North American theatres, where it earned an estimated $24.8-million, easily surpassing the second place entry, I LOVE YOU MAN.
As for holdover sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films, last week’s #1 debut, RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN tumbled down the slopes to #4 in its sophomore session, earning $13-million, for a two-week total of $44.75-million.
WATCHMEN declined from second place to fifth. The $6.7-million weekend yielded a three-week total of $98.1-million.
LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT closed its doors on $5.9-million for a sixth place finish, down three from its debut last week. After two weekends of release, the film has earned $24-million.
CORALINE moved #9 to #10, adding $2.1-million to its seven-week total of $72.8-million.

Read the complete Top Ten here.

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