‘Fool’s Gold’ tops box office

The new Matthew McConaughey-Kate Hudson romcom <em>Fool’s Gold</em> took the top spot this weekend with $22 million.

The new Matthew McConaughey-Kate Hudson action-romcom Fool's Gold took the top spot this weekend with $22 million.

In second place, the Martin Lawrence comedy Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins debuted with $17.1 million.

Dropping 66 percent in its second week, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour earned $10.5 million to place at number three.

At number four, the Jessica Alba thriller The Eye earned $6.6 million.

Rounding out the top five was the Ellen Page-starring comedy Juno, which earned $5.7 million in its 10th week.

Below the top 10, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show earned a dismal $527 per-screen average to place at number 24 with $507,000.

At number 25, the Colin Farrell drama In Bruges earned $471,000 with a promising $16,821 per-screen average.

Total grosses were down by about 10% from the year before when Norbit took in $34.1 million during the Feb. 9-11 weekend.

This Friday’s wide-release openings: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Jumper, Step Up 2 the Streets and Definitely, Maybe.

All box office figures are in U.S. dollars and are estimates provided by film studios. Generally speaking, studios earn about 55 percent of a film’s gross. Final numbers are released on Monday evening.

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Robert J.Ballantyne is a senior editor at Popjournalism and Creative Director at Artsculture.ca. Previously, he was a journalist at the CBC on a number of news programs including the fifth estate, Marketplace and The National. He also worked as a staff writer at the Toronto Star.

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