“Fool’s Gold,” the treasure hunt romantic comedy with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, nailed the top spot at the box office for the weekend ended Feb. 10, taking in a respectable $22 million, according to studio estimates from box office firm Nielsen EDI and other industry sources.
The Martin Lawrence film “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” grabbed the second slot with $17 million. The audiences’ desire for light comedy fare spelled success for producers and distributors of both films, though the pair “earned recommendations from less than a third of the nation’s critics,” commented Scott Bowles of USA Today.
The 3-D concert film “Hanna Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour,” last weekend’s number one movie, dropped to third place with $10.5 million, while the Jessica Alba horror flick “The Eye” was fourth with $6.6 million.
Rounding out the Top 5 was the teen pregnancy comedy and Oscar nominee “Juno,” generating $5.7 million for the weekend, which brings its total to $117 million. Fellow Oscar nominee “There will be Blood” finished in 10th place with $4.1 million.
Weekend Box Office Tally (Weekend ended Feb. 10, 2008)
1.) Fool’s Gold, $22M
2.) Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, $17.1M
3.) Hanna Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour, $10.5M
4.) The Eye, $6.6M
5.) Juno, $5.7M
6.) 27 Dresses, $5.7M
7.) The Bucket List, $5.3M
8.) Rambo, $4.1M
9.) Meet the Spartans, $4.1M
10.) There Will Be Blood, $4.1M
In some cases, grosses appear to be the same for more than one movie, because results were rounded to the nearest $100,000.
(The image accompanying this story is from FanIQ.com)