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Box Office Review: America is Into You

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An all-star cast was enough to propel newcomer He Only Wants To Sleep with You to the top of the weekend box-office. The generic romantic comedy tallied an impressive $27.4M to easily beat last week's champ Taken ($20.3/$53.3M). The superb Coraline managed to snag $16.3M worth of kiddie dollars as parents weren't scared away by the film's dark themes. After that it was the unnecessary and dreadful The Pink Panther 2 ($12M) followed by the equally boorish Paul Blart: Pathetic Fatso ($11M/$97M).

The cheap-looking superhero-ish flick Push performed poorly in its opening frame ($10.2M), while the excellent Gran Torino ($7.4M/$120.2M) and the fantastic Slumdog Millionaire ($7.4M/$77.4M) continued to print money. The Uninvited slipped badly in its second weekend ($6.4M/$18.3M) but still managed to hold-off Hotel for Dogs ($5.8M/$55.2M). The limited release schedule was virtually empty this weekend. The only film to roll out was Fanboys which had a very lackluster performance (only $3727 per theater).