The Paramount Pictures release got last-week top holder "Bee Movie" defeated.
The heroic tale presented in motion capture flick "Beowulf" has turned out to successfully draw most attention from moviegoers as expected, so surely it's no wonder to see the movie slay the U.S. Box Office over the weekend running November 16-18, 2007.
The Robert Zemeckis-directed effortlessly scooped up a fantastic $27.5 million, forty percent of which came from special 3-D showings in regular theaters and on IMAX screens, pushing last-week champ "Bee Movie" down one slot to number two. Though so, the CGI animated family fare still did pretty well in the competition as it managed to sell $14 million in ticket sales.
Second runner-up, in the meantime, went to crime saga "American Gangster" which this time added a handful of $12.9 million to raise its total gross to $101 million followed by holiday comedy "Fred Claus" and newcomer "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" on the two positions behind. "Claus" scored good enough at $11.9 million while "Emporium" debuted moderately well with $9.63 million.
Landing on the sixth rank was rom-com feature "Dan in Real Life" for its decent tally of $4.34 million, quite far above the $3.08 million "No Country for Old Men" has collected in its wide release. Next three spots to round out the top ten of the chart were secured by political drama "Lions for Lambs" with $2.9 million, Lionsgate's horror pic "Saw IV" with $2.25 million, and another new release "Love in the Time of Cholera" with $1.92 million.
Check out the rest ranks of the list up to the twentieth on U.S. Box Office page at AceShowbiz.