“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...

“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.

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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)

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By Laurie A. Trotta

  • ticketguy

    February 18, 2008 #1 Author

    Saw it my wife said it was just the same plot as many other treasure hunting shows. I loved it and wanted to buy a boat and just go off sailing.