The Box-Office Top Five
#1 "10,000 B.C." ($35.7 million)
#2 "College Road Trip" ($14 million)
#3 "Vantage Point" ($7.5 million)
#4 "Semi-Pro" ($5.9 million)
#5 "The Bank Job" ($5.7 million)
It was the day before the day before the day before — all right, a lot of days before "The Day After Tomorrow," as all manner of prehistoric beasties helped make Roland Emmerich's latest film a mammoth win at the box office this past weekend. The director's epic "10,000 B.C." pulled in $35.7 million for a first-place finish.
After mega-hits like "Stargate," "Independence Day" and "Godzilla," "10,000 B.C." is Emmerich's fourth film to debut at #1. If trends continue, it should be the film to push his lifetime gross over $1 billion. That would make him the 14th highest-grossing director of all time — and he would have done it with just seven films.
Raven-Symoné, meanwhile, was good enough to gain admittance into a mid-major, if not an Ivy, as her "College Road Trip" came in second place with a solid $14 million. Co-starring Martin Lawrence, "Road Trip" may not have reached the heights of "Hannah Montana," but it nevertheless continued the recent success for Disney's cadre of child stars.
Last week's first- and second-place films, "Semi-Pro" and "Vantage Point," slipped to fourth and third place, respectively. The Will Ferrell basketball comedy has proven to be an air ball: With $5.9 million, its two-week total stands at a disappointing $24.8 million.
Among other new releases, the heist film "The Bank Job," starring Jason Statham, came in fifth place with $5.7 million. Amy Adams' "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" finished in 11th place with $2.5 million.
Jim Carrey and Steve Carell get animated with "Horton Hears a Who!," a CGI film based on the beloved tale by Dr. Seuss; Djimon Hounsou takes on the world of ultimate fighting in "Never Back Down"; and Naomi Watts gets tortured in "Funny Games."
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