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'Tropic Thunder' stays No. 1

Aug. 24, 2008 at 3:30 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- "Tropic Thunder" held on to the No. 1 spot among U.S. movie-goers this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.

Ben Stiller's war comedy grossed an estimated $16.1 million in U.S. theaters.

Two new movies, "The House Bunny" and "Death Race," came in at No. 2 and No. 3. "House Bunny," a comedy starring Anna Faris as a Playboy bunny who winds up at a college sorority house, garnered about $15.1 million. "Death Race," a futuristic action adventure, starring Jason Statham as an ex-con competing in a violent car race, pulled in $12.29 million.

The Batman movie "The Dark Knight" slid to No. 4 at $10.31 million but has raked in a cool "$489.2 million since it opened six weeks ago.

Next in line were "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" at $5.66 million, "Pineapple Express" at $5.6 million and "Mirrors" at $4.88 million.

Another new offering, "The Longshots," the true story starring Keke Palmer about Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of 11, became the first girl to play in the Pop Warner football tournament, notched $4.304 million.

"Mamma Mia!," at $4.303 million, and "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," at $4.07 million, rounded out the Top 10. Gone from the top tier were "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" and "Step Brothers."

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