The political thriller “Vantage Point” took the top spot at the movie box office, for the weekend ended Feb. 24, with an estimated gross...

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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