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Box Office Review: Angels was a Demon!

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While it didn't approach the monstrous financial heights of the poorly-conceived The Da Vinci Code, Thomas de Hanks' Angels & Demons ($48M) tricked enough Americans into theaters to hold off the sturdy Star Trek ($43M/$143.6M) to capture the weekend box-office crown. X-Men Origins: Wolverine had a reasonably good third weekend to place, uh, third ($14.8M/$151M) while Ghosts of Matthew McConaughey's Bangbus Girlfriends ($6.8M/$40M) and Obsessed with White Chicks ($4.5M/$40M) rounded out the top five.

The relatively witless 17 Again continued to make an unfortunate amount of money ($3.4M/$58.3M). Miraculously, it managed to out-point the reliable Monsters vs. Aliens ($3M/$190.5M). After that it was the sentimental The Soloist ($2.4M/$27.5M), the absurd Next Day Air ($2.2M/$7.6M) and the "educational" Earth ($1.6M/$29M). In limited release,Jennifer Aniston's Management was a dud ($1783 per theater) while The Brothers Bloom ($20,500 per) and Summer Hours ($24,100) both kicked major art-house ass.