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Monday March 16, 2009 7:52 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Watchmen Loses to Race

Race to Witch Mountain

Win or lose, this weekend’s box office race was a success for at least one person: .

Last week, the actress saw her movie, , sitting at the top of the pack with a hefty $55 million. Unfortunately, the film’s strong start quickly turned into a disappointing ride. In just seven days, the comic book adaptation fell a whopping 67%. Nevertheless, a $17.8 million gross was still good enough for a 2nd place finish.

Meanwhile, another Gugino feature, , was having a nice time on Earth. The Disney remake’s $24 million surprised many industry watchers for its solid lead over Watchmen.

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  1. Race to Witch Mountain, Disney, $24,402,214 (avg. $7657)
  2. Watchmen, Warner Bros., $17,817,301 (avg. $4934)
  3. The Last House on the Left, Universal, $14,118,685 (avg. $5880)
  4. Taken, 20th Century Fox, $6,568,651 (avg. $2298)
  5. Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail, Lionsgate, $5,108,532 (avg. $2319)
  6. Slumdog Millionaire, Fox Searchlight, $5,002,777 (avg. $1941)
  7. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Sony, $3,119,151 (avg. $1367)
  8. He’s Just Not That Into You, New Line, $2,939,484 (avg. $1555)
  9. Coraline, Focus Features, $2,718,231 (avg. $1537)
  10. Miss March, Fox Searchlight, $2,409,156 (avg. $1383)

(You can review last week’s episode here.)

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