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Despite decidedly mixed reviews the warriors of 300 mopped up the competition by grossing just over $70 million in the film's opening weekend. That's the third biggest R-rated opener EVER after The Matrix Reloaded and The Passion of the Christ.

But the real competition is seeing which of the four worst reviewed blockbusters in the top ten -- Wild Hogs, Ghost Rider, The Number 23 or Norbit, none of which managed a Meta Critic score of more than 35 -- will end up making the most dough. Wild Hogs dropped to second place but has earned approximately $68 million, while Ghost Rider fell to fourth place behind but has earned over $100 million since its release. The Number 23 and Norbit came in at sixth and seventh place, earning a grand total of about $20 million and $86 million respectively.

That's a helluva lotta money for what such crummy looking movies. But the people have spoken. And the people are never wrong. Not when it comes to money.

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Here's the weekend box office chart, courtesy of Variety


1. 300 -- $70 mil

2. Wild Hogs -- $28 mil

3. Bridge To Terabithia -- $6.9 mil

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4. Ghost Rider -- $6.9 mil

5. Zodiac -- $6.7 mil

6. The Number 23 -- $4.3 mil

7. Norbit -- $4.3 mil

8. Music And Lyrics -- $3.8 mil

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9. Breach -- $2.6 mil

10. Amazing Grace -- $2.5 mil