March 15, 2009
‘Witch Mountain’ opens at box office peak
Race to Witch Mountain scored No. 1 at U.S. movie theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo figures released Sunday showed.
The science fiction movie, starring Dwayne Johnson, racked up at estimated $25 million in ticket sales in its first weekend, pushing
Watchmen to No. 2 at $18.07 million.
A Dennis Iliadis-directed formula horror show,
The last House on the Left, opened at No. 3 with $14.66 million in estimated gate receipts, followed by
Taken with $6.65 million and
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail with $5.13 million.
Still in the top 10 in its 18th week,
Slumdog Millionaire is No. 6 with $5.03 in estimated sales, followed by
Paul Blart: Mall Cop with $3.1 million,
He's Just Not That Into You at $2.91 million and
Coraline at $2.66 million.
Another new movie,
Miss March, a light-weight comedy co-directed and written by Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore, came in at No. 10 with $2.35 million.
The three new movies bumped
Confessions of a Shopaholic,
Fired Up and
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience out of the top tier of movies.