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Box Office Review: Clint Rising

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Clint over-reacts to production assistant looking him in the eye | Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

After a month in limited release, Gran Torino finally rolled out nationwide and easily won the weekend box office crown ($29M/$40M). The sexist Bride Wars finished a distant second ($21.5M) followed by yet another dull PG-13 horror flick, The Unborn ($21M). Marley & Me slipped from the top spot but still had a decent weekend ($11.3M/$123.7M) as did Oscar favorite The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($9.4M/$94.3M).

The second half of the top 10 was led by the unfunny Bedtime Stories ($8.5M/$97.1M). Valkyrie picked up 60 theaters but still slipped over 50% from last week ($6.6M/$71.5M). It managed to edge the witless Yes Man ($6.1M/$89.4M) which held off the newbie melodrama Not Easily Broken ($5.6M). The silly Seven Pounds ($3.9M/$66.8M) beat out the infinitely superior Slumdog Millionaire ($3.7M/$34M) for the tenth spot.