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Beyoncé Knowles in Obsessed

April 26, '09, update: Beyoncé Knowles' Obsessed defeated its competition at the North American box office with $28.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

In the Steve Shill-directed thriller, Idris Elba co-stars as a successful asset manager who gets into trouble with his wife (Knowles) when his new temp (Ali Larter) starts stalking him.

At No. 2, last week's box office winner 17 Again collected another $11.6 million, lifting its domestic total to $39.9 million. Starring Zac Efron, the comedy follows a 37-year-old who gets to relive his past as a 17-year-old.

Channing Tatum in Fighting

New release Fighting debuted in third place with $11.4 million. Directed by Dito Montiel, the drama follows Channing Tatum in the role of a poor chap trying to score big in the world of underground street fighting.

Robert Downey Jr in The Soloist

Debuting at No. 4 with only $9.7 million was Joe Wright's latest drama, The Soloist, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a Los Angeles newspaper columnist who develops a special friendship with a homeless musician (Jamie Foxx).

Earth

Following in fifth place with $8.5 million was Disney Nature's documentary Earth, which reached a cumulative gross of $14.2 million. The film opened Wednesday.

Helen Mirren in State of Play

At No. 6, DreamWorks Animation's Monsters vs. Aliens also took home $8.5 million, bringing its total haul to $174.8 million after a solid five-week run. Kevin Macdonald's thriller State of Play (with Helen Mirren, above) slipped to No. 7 with a weekend gross of $6.8 million and a total gross of $25.1 million.

Peter Chelsom's Hannah Montana: The Movie dropped to No. 8 this weekend, taking home $6.3 million and reaching a cume of $65.5 million. Following in ninth place was Fast & Furious, which collected another $6 million for a domestic total of $145.2 million.

Jason Statham in Crank: High Voltage

Rounding out the top 10 with $2.4 million was Crank: High Voltage, starring Jason Statham, which brought its cumulative gross to a mere $11.5 million after two weeks in release.

April 19

Zac Efron in 17 Again

Zac Efron's latest teen comedy, 17 Again, beat the competition at the North American box office this weekend with $24 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Directed by Burr Steers, the film follows a 37-year-old man who despises his existence and gets to relive his past as a 17-year-old. Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon and Michelle Trachtenberg co-star.

Helen Mirren, Russell Crowe in State of Play

Debuting in second place with $14 million was Kevin Macdonald's thriller State of Play, which stars Russell Crowe as a print journalist who launched his own investigation into the murder of a congressman's assistant. Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren and Rachel McAdams round out the lead cast.

Jason Statham in Crank: High Voltage

Things didn't turned out as well for Crank: High Voltage, the week's third wide release. The action sequel starring Jason Statham opened at No. 6 with only $6.5 million, which is about half the opening weekend gross of its predecessor.

Monsters vs. Aliens

Meanwhile, DreamWorks Animation's Monsters vs. Aliens collected $12.9 million in third place, lifting its total gross to $162.7 million after a strong four-week run. Following closely at No. 4 with $12.6 million was Hannah Montana: The Movie, starring Miley Cyrus, which brought its domestic total to $56.1 million.

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker in Fast and Furious

Justin Lin's sequel Fast & Furious, with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, slipped to fifth place with $12.2 million, reaching a cumulative gross of $136.7 million after only three weeks in release. Seth Rogen's latest comedy, Observe and Report, dropped to No. 7, picking up $4 million for a total haul of $18.6 million.

Jason Segel, Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man

At the bottom of the top 10, Nicolas Cage's thriller Knowing took home $3.4 million, bringing its total gross to $73.6 million after a five-week run. I Love You, Man (above), with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, finished eighth with a weekend gross of $3.3 million and a cume of $64.6 million.

Finally, The Haunting in Connecticut, with Virginia Madsen, tumbled to No. 10, pulling $3.1 million for a domestic total of $51.9 million after four weeks in release.

April 12

Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana: The Movie

Walt Disney's Hannah Montana: The Movie soared to the top of the North American box office this weekend with $34 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Directed by Peter Chelsom, the film is based on Disney's popular television series and stars Miley Cyrus as an energetic teenager who gets to reexamine her hectic life as a famous pop star during a trip to her hometown.

Paul Walker in Fast and Furious

Last week's winner, Fast & Furious, collected another solid $28.7 million in second place, reaching a cumulative gross of $118 million after a strong two-week run. In the Justin Lin-directed action flick, Paul Walker and Vin Diesel team up to infiltrate the operations of a ruthless drug lord.

Monsters vs. Aliens

Meanwhile, DreamWorks Animation's latest adventure tale, Monsters vs. Aliens, dropped to No. 3, taking home $22.6 million and bringing its domestic total to $141 million. In the animated film, a group of eccentric monsters assist the U.S. government in battling a hostile alien planning to take over the world.

Seth Rogen in Observe and Report

New entry Observe and Report finished at No. 4 with only $11.1 million. Jody Hill's latest comedy stars Seth Rogen as a mall security guard who'll stop at nothing to fulfill his dream and become a real cop. Anna Faris and Ray Liotta co-star.

Rose Byrne, Nicolas Cage in Knowing

At No. 5, Nicolas Cage's sci-fi thriller Knowing picked up $6.6 million, lifting its total haul to $68 million.

Jason Segel, Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man

Following closely with $6.4 million at No. 6 was I Love You, Man, starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, which brought its cume to $58.9 million after four weeks in release.

The Haunting in Connecticut

Peter Cornwell's The Haunting in Connecticut slipped to No. 7 with a weekend gross of $5.7 million and a domestic total of $46.2 million. Starring Virginia Madsen, the horror thriller follows a family experiencing supernatural events in their new home.

Justin Chatwin in Dragonball: Evolution

Debuting in eighth place was James Wong's Dragonball Evolution, plagued by poor word of mouth, which delivered a disappointing opening with an estimated three-day gross of a mere $4.6 million.

Ryan Reynolds in Adventureland

At No. 9, Greg Mottola's Adventureland, starring Kristen Stewart, pulled $3.4 million for a total gross of $11.4 million.

Julia Roberts, Clive Owen in Duplicity

Rounding out the top 10 was Tony Gilroy's comedy Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, which picked up $2.9 million and reached a cumulative gross of $36.8 million.

April 5

Fast & Furious Vin DieselFast & Furious: Vin Diesel / Paul Walker actioner easily tops box office

Fast & Furious easily outraced its competition at the North American box office this weekend with a stunning $72.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates found at Boxofficemojo.com. The return of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the Fast & Furious lead roles proved to be quite lucrative, as the fourth installment in the popular action series delivered a better opening weekend than any of its three predecessors. (Image: Fast & Furious Vin Diesel.)

Monsters vs. Aliens strong

Also doing pretty well was DreamWorks Animation's Monsters vs. Aliens, which took home another $33.5 million for a domestic total of $105.7 million after only two weeks in release.

At no. 3, The Haunting in Connecticut pulled in $9.5 million, reaching a total gross of $37.2 million. Starring Virginia Madsen, the Peter Cornwell-directed horror thriller follows a family experiencing supernatural events in their new home.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Cage's latest sci-fi thriller Knowing dropped to no. 4, collecting $8.1 million for a cume of $58.2 million after a three-week run.

Following closely in fifth place with $7.8 million was I Love You, Man, with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, which brought its domestic total to $49.2 million.

Adventureland opens weakly

New entry Adventureland debuted at a disappointing no. 6, taking home a modest $6 million. Directed by Greg Mottola, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg as a recent college grad who picks up a lame job at a local amusement park. Kristen Stewart co-stars.

Tony Gilroy's comedy Duplicity tumbled to no. 7, earning $4.3 million for a cume of $32.3 million. Clive Owen and Julia Roberts star as two spies trying to pull off a gigantic corporate con.

At the bottom of the top 10, Race to Witch Mountain, starring Dwayne Johnson, slipped to eighth place, with a weekend gross of $3.3 million and a total of $58.3 million. And 12 Rounds, with John Cena, picked up $2.3 million for a cume of $9 million at no. 9.

At no. 10, Sunshine Cleaning, starring Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, pulled in $1.8 million after expanding into 479 theaters. The film's total haul currently stands at $4.7 million.

Fast & Furious Vin Diesel photo: Universal Pictures.

March 29

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens easily destroyed its competition at the North American box office this weekend with a whopping $58.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

DreamWorks Animation's latest 3D-animated adventure follows a group of monsters assisting the U.S. government in the destruction of a ruthless alien leader. The film's voice cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen and Hugh Laurie.

Virginia Madsen in The Haunting in Connecticut

Debuting at No. 2 this weekend with $23 million was Peter Cornwell's horror thriller The Haunting in Connecticut. Starring Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner and Amanda Crew, the film follows a family experiencing supernatural events in their new home.

Nicolas Cage in Knowing

Last week's winner, Knowing, dropped to third place, collecting $14.7 million and reaching a cumulative gross of $46.2 million after two weeks in release. The Alex Proyas-directed apocalyptic thriller stars Nicolas Cage as a professor struggling to prevent a series of global disasters.

Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man

Meanwhile, John Hamburg's buddy comedy I Love You, Man took home another $12.6 million at No. 4, bringing its domestic total to $37 million. In the film, Paul Rudd stars as a recently engaged real-estate agent who's got no male friends and heads out to find the perfect best man.

Julia Roberts, Clive Owen in Duplicity

Following in fifth place with a weekend gross of $7.5 million was Tony Gilroy's Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, which lifted its total haul to $25.6 million after a two-week run. Disney's Race to Witch Mountain, starring Dwayne Johnson, dropped to No. 6, taking home $5.6 million and reaching a total gross of $53.2 million.

John Cena in 12 Rounds

This week's third wide release, 12 Rounds, only made it to No. 7, picking up $5.3 million in ticket sales at 2,331 locations. The Renny Harlin-directed action flick stars WWE superstar John Cena as a New Orleans detective who must complete 12 perilous challenges in order to save his kidnapped fiancée.

Watchmen by Zack Snyder

At No. 8, Zack Snyder's Watchmen collected another $2.75 million for a domestic total of $103.2 million, while Pierre Morel's Taken grabbed $2.7 million in ninth place ($137 million cumulative gross).

The Last House on the Left

Rounding out the top 10 was The Last House on the Left, which brought its total haul to $28.4 million after weekend earnings of $2.6 million.

March 22

Nicolas Cage in Knowing

Knowing emerged as the champion at the North American box office this weekend with $24.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Alex Proyas' apocalyptic thriller celebrated the widest release this week at 3,332 locations, taking the No. 1 spot as early as Friday. In the film, Nicolas Cage tries to prevent a series of global disasters. 

Jason Segel, Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man

Debuting in second place was John Hamburg's latest comedy I Love You, Man, which picked up $18 million. Starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, the movie centers on a man who doesn't have male buddies and heads out to find the perfect best man for his wedding.

Julia Roberts, Clive Owen in Duplicity

Duplicity, the weekend's third new release, finished third with $14.4 million. The Tony Gilroy-directed con-comedy stars Clive Owen and Julia Roberts as two spies teaming up to pull off the perfect corporate con.

Dwayne Johnson in Race to Witch Mountain

Last week's winner Race to Witch Mountain dropped to No. 4, earning another $13 million for a domestic total of $44.7 million. Dwayne Johnson stars as a Las Vegas taxi driver helping two extraterrestrial kids return to their spaceship.

The Last House on the Left

Meanwhile, Zack Snyder's Watchmen slipped to fifth place, taking home $6.7 million and reaching a cumulative gross of $98 million.  Following at No. 6 was The Last House on the Left (above), which picked up $5.9 million and brought its total haul to $24 million.

Pierre Morel's Taken dropped to No. 7 with $4.1 million in weekend ticket sales, bringing its total gross to an impressive $133.1 million after eight weeks in release. Danny Boyle's Academy Award-winning Slumdog Millionaire pulled $2.7 million at No. 8, reaching a total of $137.2 million.

Rounding out the top 10 were Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail at No. 9, which took home $2.5 million for a domestic total of $87.2 million, and Coraline at No. 10 with a weekend gross of $2.1 million and a cumulative gross of $72.8 million.

March 17

Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexander Ludwig, AnnaSophia Robb in Race to Witch Mountain

Race to Witch Mountain defeated its competition at the North American box office this weekend with $24.4 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Directed by Andy Fickman, Walt Disney's latest adventure stars Dwayne Johnson as a Las Vegas taxi driver helping two alien kids (AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig) return to their spaceship. The film is based on the book by Alexander Key. A previous version of that story, Escape to Witch Mountain, was released in 1975.

Watchmen

Last week's winner, Zack Snyder's Watchmen, dropped to No. 2, earning $17.8 million for a domestic total of $85.7 million. Based on the celebrated graphic novel by Alan Moore, the film tells the story of a group of superheroes investigating the murder of one of their colleagues.

Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, Sara Paxton in The Last House on the Left

Debuting in third place with $14.1 million was Dennis Iliadis' The Last House on the Left, a remake of Wes Craven's 1972 controversial horror flick of the same title. The plot follows two parents seeking revenge against a group of sociopaths who raped their daughter.

Liam Neeson in Taken

Meanwhile, Pierre Morel's action thriller Taken picked up another $6.5 million at No. 4, reaching a cumulative gross of $126.7 million after a strong seven-week run. Liam Neeson stars as a determined father trying to track down his kidnapped daughter.

At No. 5, Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail earned $5.1 million, bringing its total haul to $83.1 million. Following closely in sixth place was Danny Boyle's Academy Award-winner Slumdog Millionaire, which brought its total gross to $132.6 million after this weekend's earnings of $5 million.

He's Just Not That into You

Kevin James' comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop was still doing its rounds at the bottom of the top 10, taking home $3.1 million for a cumulative gross of $137.7 million. Ken Kwapis' He's Just Not That Into You (above) lifted its domestic total to $89 million in eighth place.

Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore in Miss March

Rounding out the top 10 were Henry Selick's 3D stop-motion adventure Coraline, which pulled $2.7 million at No. 9 and reached a total of $69.2 million, and new entry Miss March (above), directed by and starring Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore, which finished tenth with a weekend gross of only $2.4 million.

March 8

Watchmen

Zack Snyder's Watchmen stormed the North American box office this weekend with $55.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The big-screen adaptation of the celebrated graphic novel scored the widest release ever for an R-rated film, opening at 3,611 locations. The film also collected $4.5 million from midnight screenings early Friday.

Still, Watchmen failed to beat Snyder's last film 300, which debuted at 3,280 locations two years ago and delivered a $70.8 million opening weekend gross.

Tyler Perry in Madea Goes to Jail

At No. 2, Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail earned another $8.8 million, reaching a domestic total of $76.5 million after three weeks in release. Perry's latest has already surpassed the $63.2 million total gross of its predecessor, Madea's Family Reunion.

Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen in Taken

Still going strong in third place was Pierre Morel's thriller Taken, which reached a cumulative gross of $118 million after weekend earnings of $7.4 million.

Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire

Following at No. 4 was Danny Boyle's 2009 Academy Award-winner Slumdog Millionaire, which took home $6.9 million for a total haul of $125.4 million.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Meanwhile, Paul Blart: Mall Cop climbed back up to No. 5, earning $4.2 million and bringing its domestic total to $133.6 million. Kevin James' comedy has been pulling big bucks in the top 10 ever since its January 16 release.

Scarlett Johansson in He's Just Not That into You

Ken Kwapis' romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into, starring Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson (above), Drew Barrymore, and Jennifer Connelly, picked up another $4 million this weekend, reaching a cumulative gross of $84.6 million.

Coraline

Henry Selick's 3D stop-motion adventure Coraline followed in seventh place with $3.3 million ($65.6 million total).

Hugh Dancy, Isla Fisher in Confessions of a Shopaholic

At No. 8, Confessions of a Shopaholic, starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy, pulled in $3.1 million for a total gross of $38.2 million after four weeks in release.

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience

Dropping seven spots to No. 9 was Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, which reached a domestic gross of $16.7 million after weekend earnings of $2.7 million.

Eric Christian Olsen, Nicholas D'Agosto in Fired Up

Rounding out the top 10 was Fired Up!, with Eric Christian Olsen and Nicholas D'Agosto, which brought in $2.6 million, lifting its cumulative gross to $13.3 million after a mediocre three-week run.

Source: Box Office Mojo (www.boxofficemojo.com)

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  1. 300-300=0

    Watchmen can't be any worse than 300.
    Nothing can be worse than 300.