Monday, March 31, 2008

21 Scores A #1 In $23M Box-Office Jackpot

From Yahoo! Entertainment News:

Movie-goers laid their money down on "
21," a gambling romp that was the weekend's box-office high roller with a $23.7 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, and Jim Sturgess as math geniuses who make a killing at Vegas' blackjack tables, Sony's "21" bumped off "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!", which had been No. 1 the previous two weekends.

The audience for "21" was split almost evenly between men and women and those older and younger than 25, according to Sony.

"One of the coolest things is it really did play to everyone. It got male, female, young, old," said Rory Bruer, Sony's head of distribution.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "21," $23.7 million.

2. "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!", $17.4 million.

3. "Superhero Movie," $9.5 million.

4. "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns," $7.8 million.

5. "Drillbit Taylor," $5.8 million.

6. "Shutter," $5.3 million.

7. "10,000 B.C.", $4.9 million.

8. "Stop-Loss," $4.5 million.

9. "College Road Trip," $3.5 million.

10. "The Bank Job," $2.8 million.

Read full article here.

Read more 21 BO Headlines below:

- Kate Bosworth Beats Ryan Phillippee At Box Office

- Gambling Film Tops US Box Office

- Gambling Movie Proves To Be Winning Bet

- '21' Beats The Odds To Take Box-Office #1, As 'Horton' Crosses $100 Million Mark

- '21' Hits The Jackpot

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