Weekend Box Office:
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 $7.7 million
5) Drillbit Taylor $5.8 million
6) Shutter $5.3 million
7) 10,000 B.C. $4.8 million
8) Stop Loss $4.5 million
9) College Road Trip $3.5 million
10) The Bank Job $2.8 million
21 rolled into town this weekend looking like a true winner with a box office take of $23 million. This was enough to insure the film the top position on this week's box office chart. Audience favorite Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who had a very low drop in its numbers, managing to stay near the top at number two with a third weekend take of $17.4 million. This brings the animated feature's cumulative gross to $117 million. It is officially a blockbuster.
Superhero Movie failed to follow the spoof trend of stealing that number one spot away from more prestigious films this week. The comic book comedy only managed to grab a meager $9.5 million in third place. But it was MTV's Stop Loss that tripped all over itself on the way to the theater. Kimberly Peirce's follow-up to Boys Don't Cry barely squeaked into the 8th place spot with just $4.5 million.
A couple of independent films toppled into the box office this weekend as well. The Simon Pegg-David Schwimmer team up Run, Fat Boy, Run hit at thirteenth place with $2.3 million playing on a healthy 1,133 screens. Demi Moore's latest drama Flawless opened on just 35 screens, pulling in an estimate $180,000. Priceless grabbed a fare take of $117,000 playing out on just 24 screens. While the film My Brother is an Only Child pulled in the highest per screen average with an amazing $10,500 on just one screen.