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Weekend North American Box Office of June 22-24, 2007

June 25, 2007 04:00:25 GMT

Universal Pictures' "Evan Almighty" climbs right to the top spot of the list to replace last-week champ "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."


Evan Almighty picture

The chain of success formed by sequel titles on the weekend domestic box office continues to go unbroken with the arrival of a new one on the line, none other than Universal's comedy "Evan Almighty."

Being the follow-up to 2003's "Bruce Almighty", the PG-rated flick gloriously strives to score a hefty $32.1 million in its first three-day run to thereby claim the top position on the chart ended June 24, 2007, winning over other new release of "1408."

Forced to take one spot below, the horror tale, however, does make its way to debut properly at $20.175 million, an amount sufficient enough to push former champ "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" to number three as the superhero pic fares slightly lower at $20.15 million.

"Ocean's Thirteen" and "Knocked Up" come next to round out the big five of the list, the former racking up $11.3 million while the latter adding another $10.6 million into its pocket to raise a total gross of $109 million so far. Trailing behind is Disney's blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End" which manages to pull a fair booty of $7.2 million.

Elsewhere, Sony's CGI mockumentary film "Surf's Up" secures the seventh slot after taking in $6.7 million followed by fellow animated feature "Shrek the Third" and teen mystery adventure "Nancy Drew" with respective income of $5.8 million and $4.5 million. On the tenth rank seats newcomer "A Mighty Heart" for its moderate attempt to collect $4 million in ticket sales.

© AceShowbiz.com




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