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'Jumper' leaps to No. 1

Feb. 17, 2008 at 2:27 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- New movies, led by "Jumper," grabbed four of the Top 5 spots Sunday among U.S. theater-goers.

"Jumper," a thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and Hayden Christensen, pulled in $27.23 million in estimated ticket sales in its debut weekend to claim the No. 1 spot, Box Office Mojo reported. No. 2 was "Step Up 2 the Streets," a romantic dance movie starring Briana Evignan and Robert Hoffman that tallied $19.67 million. "The Spiderwick Chronicles," a kids' fantasy, was right behind at $19.08 million.

Fourth place went to "Fool's Gold," which fell from No. 1, with $13.08 million, while another new film, "Definitely, Maybe," featuring Ryan Reynolds and An Nguyen, was No. 5 with $9.69 million in sales.

Also still in the Top 10 were "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins," $8.89 million; "Juno," "$4.63 million; "The Bucket List," $4.11 million; "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour," $3.29 million; and "27 Dresses," $3.18 million.

Disappearing from the top tier were "The Eye," "There Will Be Blood," "Rambo" and "Meet the Spartans."

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