BOX OFFICE: BILLION DOLLAR JANUARY

02.02.09 9 years ago 8 Comments

Hollywood had its first ever billion-dollar January, thanks to fine films like, uh, Paul Blart.  Meanwhile, Liam Neeson revenge flick Taken took the top spot this week (forcefully, by shooting Paul Blart‘s wife in the arm) with $24.6 million.  Another reason it paid to be an old man with a gun, Gran Torino landed at number five, but its cumulative gross of $110 million makes it the highest grossing Clint Eastwood film of all time (the next two being In the Line of Fire and Unforgiven).  Said Eastwood when reached for comment, “If only the gooks were here to see it.  Too bad I killed ’em.”

1. “Taken,” $24.6 million.

2. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” $14 million.

3. “The Uninvited,” $10.5 million.

4. “Hotel for Dogs,” $8.7 million.

5. “Grand Torino,” $8.6 million.

6. “Slumdog Millionaire,” $7.7 million.

7. “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,” $7.2 million.

8. “New in Town,” $6.7 million.

9. “My Bloody Valentine 3-D,” $4.3 million.

10. “Inkheart,” $3.7 million.

[via Yahoo]

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