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Box Office: The Game Plan Lands No. 1 Place

In a surprising turn of events — even for people behind the movie itself — The Game Plan, a PG-rated family-friendly flick starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, came in at No. 1 at the box office this weekend. The Disney movie far outpaced the action-war film The Kingdom, which took in $17.7 million and the No. 2 spot. Variety speculates whether The Kingdom's weak opening is an indication of audiences' reluctance "to see films addressing the consequences of the war on terror."

Favorites from last weekend held over: Resident Evil 3: Extinction came in third place with Good Luck Chuck following it at No. 4. 3:10 to Yuma continued to hold its own in its fourth weekend, coming in at No. 5. Feast of Love didn't even make it into the top ten and brought home a slim $1.7 million.

This weekend we'll see if Ben Stiller and Co. will be breaking any hearts at the box office with The Heartbreak Kid.

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Cymone Cymone 8 years
this is definitely a surprise. but i love kyra sedgwick so YAY! for her
demeter demeter 8 years
I really want to see this. I love Rock and Pettis. They're a cute team.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
*Sigh* I always get depressed when I find out that a stupid-looking movie like this wins at the box office. Then again, it doesn't look like there was much competition. Good Luck Chuck? Resident Evil? :oy:
lily314 lily314 8 years
Hmm, I guess I just don't think like that. To me, that's like never watching football again because of Michael Vicks. So many OTHER people worked together to make The Kingdom, from headliners Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman (both of whom I love) to the gaffers and makeup artists and production assistants that you never hear about. And granted, those unsung contributors will probably get about half a cent of what I paid for my ticket, but if I don't go because of Jamie Foxx, then Jamie Foxx has already won. Incidentally, I did go. I think the lukewarm critical response is a little harsh (53% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes last time I checked but not totally undeserved. I enjoyed it, but it was a little heavy-handed at times.
ashleycakes ashleycakes 8 years
I'll probably never go see "The Kingdom" for the simple fact that I would never support anything Jamie Foxx does. He just disgusts me, from his comments backing Michael Vick to his diva-like behavior, he just totally turns me off.
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