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Mall Cop Locks Up Box Office Again
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Mall Cop Locks Up Box Office Again

For the second week in a row, the Kevin James comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” led the box office with $21.6M in earnings. Newcomer “Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans” clawed to second with $20.8M. Oscar nominees for best picture were reward with a box office surge as “Slumdog Millionaire” pulled in $3.6M more than last week, and “Benjamin Button” turned back the clock with a return into the top 10, bringing in more than $6M the weekend after nominations were announced.

RANK Title Studio Weekend Gross

Jan 19-25

Total Gross

Thru Jan 25

1 PAUL BLART: MALL COP SONY PICTURES $21,623,182 $64,923,380
2 UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS SONY PICTURES $20,828,511 $20,828,511
3 GRAN TORINO WARNER BROS. $16,244,462 $97,819,975
4 HOTEL FOR DOGS PARAMOUNT $12,860,944 $37,455,759
5 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE FOX SEARCHLIGHT $10,699,629 $56,065,245
6 MY BLOODY VALENTINE LIONSGATE $10,012,658 $37,687,394
7 INKHEART WARNER BROS. $7,601,379 $7,601,379
8 BRIDE WARS TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX $6,868,664 $48,570,928
9 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN.. PARAMOUNT $6,085,919 $111,129,482
10 NOTORIOUS FOX SEARCHLIGHT $5,779,692 $31,874,538
Source: Nielsen EDI