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Vantage Point tops US film chart
Vantage Point
Vantage Point stars Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox and Forest Whitaker
Political thriller Vantage Point has topped the North American box office chart on its first week of release.

The movie, starring Dennis Quaid, shows the shooting of the US president from different perspectives.

Despite getting poor reviews, it took $24m (12.2m) on its opening weekend, relegating sci-fi film Jumper into second place with $12.7m (6.5m).

The Spiderwick Chronicles, based on the children's fantasy books took $12.6m (6.4m) in its second weekend.

It has moved down a place to number three.

US & CANADA BOX OFFICE
Hayden Christensen
1. Vantage Point ($24.0m)
2. Jumper, pictured ($12.7m)
3. The Spiderwick Chronicles ($12.6m)
4. Step Up 2 the Streets ($9.8m)
5. Fool's Gold ($6.3m)
Source: Media By Numbers
Dancing sequel Step Up 2 the Streets was fourth with $19.7m (10.1m), while Fool's Gold was fifth with $6.3m (3.2m).

Vantage Point has an ensemble cast including Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver and William Hurt. It is Irish director Pete Travis' first feature film.

There was box office momentum for two films that went on to win Oscars on Sunday.

Best original screenplay winner Juno, about a teenage pregnancy, was joint-seventh with comedy Be Kind Rewind. Both took $4.1m (2.1m).

There Will Be Blood, starring best actor Daniel Day-Lewis, jumped two places to re-enter the top 10 after taking $2.6m (1.3m).

SEE ALSO
Day-Lewis gets best actor Oscar
25 Feb 08 |  Entertainment
Sci-fi film Jumper leads US chart
17 Feb 08 |  Entertainment
Juno triumphs at Spirit awards
24 Feb 08 |  Entertainment

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