Box Office Results: Knowing thrills audiences to the top

Studio Estimates for March 20-22:

1.  Knowing – $24.8 million
2.  I Love You, Man – $18 million
3.  Duplicity – $14.4 million
4.  Race to Witch Mountain – $13 million
5.  Watchmen – $6.7 million

Despite fairly negative reviews for the Nic Cage thriller, Knowing rose to the ocassion and won the weekend’s box office with almost $25 million.  The bromantic comedy that many felt had a chance of taking the top spot, I Love You Man, came in second with $18 million.  And the last new release this weekend, Duplicity, came in third with $14.4 million.

Rounding out the Top 5 was Race to Witch Mountain and Watchmen, who has now grossed a total of $98 million in three weeks.

As for our predictions, I was the lone predictor to say Knowing would take the top spot.  The Panel did mediocre with the guesses this weekend.  We’ll try to do better next time around.  Check back on Friday when three new releases hit the screens:  12 Rounds, The Haunting in Connecticut, and Monsters vs. Aliens.

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