The Samuel L. Jackson thriller pulled in an estimated $15.6 million in gross gate receipts to claim the No. 1 spot. Last weekend's top movie, "Burn After Reading," was at No. 2 with $11.3 million.
Coming in at Nos. 3-4 in their debut weekends were "My Best Friend's Girl," the romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson and Dane Cook, at $8.3 million, and "Igor," an animated fable featuring the voice of John Cusack for the title character, at $8.01 million.
Next were "Righteous Kill" with $7.7 million in estimated ticket sales, "Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys" at $7.5 million and "The Women" at $5.31 million.
Debuting at No. 8 was "Ghost Town," a fantasy comedy starring Greg Kinnear, at $5.17 million.
"The Dark Knight" remains in the Top 10 in its 10th week in U.S. theaters at $2.95 million for ninth place, followed by "The House Bunny" at $2.8 million.
Bumped out of the top tier were "Tropic Thunder," "Death Race," "Traitor" and "Bangkok Dangerous."
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