Vantage Point Claims Oscar Weekend Number One
Assassination thriller VANTAGE POINT is this year's (08) Oscar weekend top film at the U.S. box office after making $24 million (GBP12 million) in its opening week. The star-studded film, featuring Dennis Quaid, Sigourney Weaver and Forest Whitaker, toppled sci-fi movie Jumper, which grossed $12.6 million (GBP6.3 million) in its second week on release. Family film The Spiderwick Chronicles dropped from two to three and Step Up 2 the Streets and Fool's Gold round out the new top five. Jack Black comedy Be Kind Rewind was the only other top 10 debut, grossing $4.1 million (GBP2.05 million) in its opening weekend to come in seventh.