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Box Office Review: More Blart

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To the great dismay of the human, vampire and lycan kingdoms, Paul Blart: Mall Cop once again triumphed at the box office this weekend ($21.5M/$64.8M). Underworld: Rise of the Lycans made a game effort, but only managed a close second-place finish ($20.7M). After that it was the resilient Gran Torino ($16M/$97.5M), the silly Hotel for Dogs ($12.3M/$36.9M), the surging Slumdog Millionaire ($10.5M/$55.9M) and the, uh, bloody My Bloody Valentine 3-D ($10M/$37.7M).

Kiddie flick Inkheart only managed a seventh place finish in its opening weekend ($7.7M). That was enough to hold off the evil Bride Wars ($7M/$48.7M), the good (but doesn't deserve that many Oscar nominations) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($6M/$111M) and the decent Notorious ($5.7M/$31.7M). The limited release crowd was topped by a pair of bombs: Outlander ($657 per theater) and Killshot ($2012 per). Ouch.