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Box Office Analysis, Feb. 18: 'Jumper' Hurdles President Day Weekend

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Feb 19, 2008 | 6:12am EST

The sci-fi thriller Jumper, starring Hayden Christensen and Samuel L. Jackson, leaped to the top of the North American box office this President’s Day weekend with a four-day total of $31.7 million.

Jumper was followed by newcomers The Spiderwick Chronicles, a fantastical kid-lit adaptation starring Freddie Highmore, which opened in second with a four-day total of $24.4 million, and the high-kickin’ Step Up 2 the Streets which debuted in third place with $21.5 million. The romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe, starring Ryan Reynolds, premiered in fifth place with $11.4 million.

The Top 12 movies took in $139.7 million over four days, down 16.72 percent from last year’s $167.8 million on the same weekend last year but up 32.08 percent from last weekend’s total of $89.7 million.

The Top Three films at the box office this time last year: Sony’s Ghost Rider, which opened at No. 1 with $52 million in 3,619 theaters, averaging $12,542 per theater; Buena Vista’s Bridge to Terabithia, which debuted in second place with $28.5 million in 3,139 theaters, averaging $7,188 per theater; and Paramount’s Norbit, which dropped to third place in its second week of release with $19.9 million in 3,138 theaters, averaging $5,346 per theater (Click here to read last year's box office report).

BOX OFFICE TOP 10 ESTIMATES (Four-Day Totals)

(Source: Exhibitor Relations, Inc.)

No. 1: Jumper (Fox, PG-13)

• Gross: $31.7 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 3,428

• Per-theater average: $7,964

• Cume to date: $38.3 million (opened Thursday)

No. 2: The Spiderwick Chronicles (Paramount, PG)

• Gross: $24.4 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 3,847

• Per-theater average: $4,970

• Cume to date: $26.8 million (opened Thursday)

No. 3: Step Up 2 the Streets (Walt Disney, PG-13)

• Gross: $21.5 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2,470

• Per-theater average: $7,962

• Cume to date: $28.1 million (opened Thursday)

No. 4: Fool's Gold (Warner Bros. PG-13)

• Gross: $15 million (-40%)

• Weeks opened: 2

• Theaters: 3,125 (unchanged)

• Per-theater average: $4,134

• Cume to date: $44 million

No. 5: Definitely, Maybe (Universal, PG-13)

• Gross: $11.4 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2,204

• Per-theater average: $4,425

• Cume to date: $14.5 million (opened Thursday)

No. 6: Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (Universal, PG-13)

• Gross: $10.4 million (-47%)

• Weeks opened: 2

• Theaters: 2,387

• Per-theater average: $3,565

• Cume to date: $30.6 million

No. 7: Juno (Fox Searchlight, PG-13)

• Gross: $5.5 million (-18%)

• Weeks opened: 11

• Theaters: 1,865 (-456)

• Per-theater average: $2,466

• Cume to date: $124.9 million

No. 8: The Bucket List (Warner Bros., PG-13)

• Gross: $4.6 million (-24%)

• Weeks opened: 6

• Theaters: 2,307 (-446)

• Per-theater average: $1,734

• Cume to date: $81.6 million

No. 9: Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds (Walt Disney, G)

• Gross: $3.8 million (-68%)

• Weeks opened: 3

• Theaters: 685 (-2)

• Per-theater average: $4,801

• Cume to date: $59 million

No. 10: 27 Dresses (20th Cent Fox, PG-13)

• Gross: $3.7 million (-41%)

• Weeks opened: 5

• Theaters: 1,936 (-905)

• Per-theater average: $1,653

• Cume to date: $70.5 million

OTHER OPENINGS

George Romero's Diary of the Dead (Weinstein Co., R)

• Gross: $275,000

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 42

• Per-theater average: $5,262

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