'Forbidden Kingdom' is golden

April 20, 2008 at 2:16 PM

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- The kung fu adventure flick "The Forbidden Kingdom" opened at No. 1 in U.S. movie theaters this weekend, estimated gate receipts show.

The Rob Minkoff-directed movie, starring Jet Li, Michael Angarano and Jackie Chan, pulled in an estimated $20.87 million in ticket sales in its first weekend, Box Office Mojo reported Sunday.

Debuting at No. 2 was "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," the romantic comedy written by and starring Jason Segel, registered $17.35 million in sales.

Last week's top film, "Prom Night (2008)," slipped to third at $9.1 million, followed by another new offering, "88 Minutes," the Al Pacino crime thriller, with $6.8 million in receipts.

The next four spots went to "Nim's Island," $5.65 million; "21," $5.5 million; "Street Kings," $4 million; and "Dr. Suess' Horton Hears a Who!," $3.5 million.

Starting at No. 9 was "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed." The Nathan Frankowski-directed documentary narrated by Ben Stein that purports to show science is close-minded to the possibility of "intelligent design" took in an estimated $3.15 million.

Filling out the Top 10 was last week's fifth-place movie "Leatherheads," at $3.02 million.

Gone from the top tier were "Smart People," "Superhero Movie," "The Ruins" and "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns."

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