President's Day Box Office Review: It's Jumper
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While not the record-breaker that Cloverfield and Hannah Montana proved to be, Jumper debuted to a winning $31.7M over the long President's Day weekend. The Spiderwick Chronicles finished second with $24.4M followed by fellow newcomer Step Up 2 the Streets with $21.5M. The rancid Fool's Gold surprised by holding onto fourth with $15M ($43.9M). Clearly, Valentine's couples preferred it to the weekend's other new romantic comedy, Definitely, Maybe which managed a weak $11.4M despite largely positive reviews.
Hold-overs staked out the rest of the top 10: the proto-racist Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins ($10.4M/$30.6M), the unstoppable Juno ($5.5M/$124.9M), the seemingly undead The Bucket List ($4.6M/$81.6M), the blood-sucking Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour ($3.8M/$59M) and the sweet 27 Dresses ($3.7M/$70.5M). In limited release, neither George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead ($6547 per theater) nor The Year My Parents Went on Vacation ($5916) made much of an impact.