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Weekend Box Office Results 2008-04-21 08:30:28

Box Office: Forbidden Kingdom Kicks the Competition


Forbidden Kingdom gave kung fu fans the match up of their dreams, pairing up martial arts screen giants Jackie Chan and Jet Li for the first time. Together the two stars proved to be a formidable force at the box office, earning the top spot over the weekend with an estimated $20.9 million. Forgetting Sarah Marshall came in second place, earning $17 million.

Variety reports that while this opening represents a vast improvement over recent Apatow films like Drillbit Taylor and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, it still wasn't a return to the box office glory of his mega-hits like Superbad, Knocked-Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Prom Night continued to do well, coming in at No. 3 followed by the weekend opener starring Al Pacino, 88 Minutes which only took in $6.8 million. Nim's Island rounded out the top five followed by 21, Street Kings, and Horton Hears a Who. In the ninth spot was the Ben Stein documentary about intelligent design, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

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beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i hate that i always wait to watch movies like this - they are always better in the theatre!
okmaebe okmaebe 8 years
Forbidden Kingdom was great! I grinned through the whole thing. I love movies like this, and it had such a great quality to it. I felt like I was watching a kung-fu Neverending Story, but with more excellent acting and premise. See it!
hotstuff hotstuff 8 years
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is soooo freaking FUNNY!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
I too loved Forgetting Sarah Marshall. It definitely went above and beyond my expectations. I think it's because it portrayed ending relationships really realistically, had great acting, had multi-dimensional characters when they could have just used cliched caricatures (the brit rocker, lol), and the main character was really sympathetic. And of course, it was hilarious! The audience even applauded when it ended!
burningphoenix burningphoenix 8 years
I loved The Forbidden Kingdom! Why wasn't there a Jet Li/Jackie Chan movie before?
northofantastic northofantastic 8 years
I went to see The Forbidden Kingdom with my mother Saturday. We both loved it. It was funny and had just the right amount of action. :D
Emma412 Emma412 8 years
Can't wait till I get to see Forbidden Kingdom :)
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
Forgetting Sarah Marshall was AWESOME! I'm going to see it again!
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 8 years
Forbidden Kingdom rocked, they need to make another movie.
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