The political thriller “Vantage Point” took the top spot at the movie box office, for the weekend ended Feb. 24, with an estimated gross of $24 million for its studio Sony Pictures. Last weekend’s three top grossing pictures, Jumper ($12.7 million), The Spiderwick Chronicles ($12.6 million) and Step Up 2 the Streets ($9.8 million), finished two through four over the weekend.

“Fool’s Gold” rounded out the top five with an estimated gross of $6.3 million. The 2007 crop of Best Picture nominees from Sunday’s Academy Awards has been more popular than the ones from 2006 and 2005, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. “Juno” grossed an estimated $4.1 million, and with a $130.4 million total-to-date, the Oscar-winning comedy (Best Original Screenplay) is on its way to becoming the highest grossing nominee in four years. “There Will Be Blood” took in $2.6 million and Oscar winner “No Country for Old Men” ranked 10th on the weekend’s estimated scale with a take of $2.3 million, bringing its total to $64.2 million.

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