The science fiction thriller “Jumper” vaulted to the head of the movie box office line for the weekend ended Feb. 17, taking first place with estimated gross revenues of $27.2 million, according to USA Today and other sources.
Directed by Doug Liman, who also directed “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and the “Bourne Identity,” “Jumper” tells the fictional story of a centuries-old war between individuals who can teleport themselves anywhere in the world (jumpers), and a secret society dedicated to stopping them.
The film raced past fellow newbies “Step Up 2 The Streets,” the hip hop dancing sequel to “Step Up” that raked in $19.7 million, and the children’s fantasy “Spiderwick Chronicles,” which came in third with $19.1 million.
Fool’s Gold, the Kate Hudson-Matthew McConaughey adventure comedy, came in fourth with $13.1 million, and the Ryan Reynolds romantic dramedy “Definitely, Maybe” closed out the top five with a gross of $9.7 million.
The comedy “Juno” was the only Oscar Best Picture nominee remaining on the top-ten list, ranking 7th with $4.6 million, while last month’s darling, the “Hannah Montana” concert film, slid to 9th place with a $3.2 million take. The other movies in the top 10 were (6) “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins,” $8.9 million; (8) “The Bucket List,” $4.1 million; and (10) “27 Dresses,” $3.2 million.