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'Bucket List' tops ticket sales list

Jan. 13, 2008 at 3:30 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson can check doing another No. 1 movie off their to-do list -- "The Bucket List" hit the top spot in U.S. theaters this weekend.

The Rob Reiner comedy about two terminally ill cancer patients on a mission to do the things they'd always meant to accomplish jumped from 23rd place last week to No. 1 with $19.54 million in estimated ticket sales, Box Office Mojo reported Sunday.

"First Sunday," a comedy starring Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan, who scheme to rob a church, debuted at No. 2 with $19 million in estimated sales, while "Juno," slipped from second to No. 3 with $14 million. "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," which spent three weeks on top, fell to fourth with $11.48 million, followed by "Alvin and the Chipmunks" with $9.1 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were "I Am Legend," $8.13 million; "One Missed Call," $6.13 million; "P.S. I Love You," $5 million; "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything," a newly released animated film, $4.42 million; and "Atonement," $4.3 million.

Dropping out of the top-grossing films were "Charlie Wilson's War," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" and "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep."

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