'Forbidden Kingdom' lands No. 1 at box office

By: AP
By: AP

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Forbidden Kingdom," the first-time martial arts pairing from megastars Jackie Chan and Jet Li, fought its way to No. 1 at the weekend box office, debuting with $21.4 million.

The romantic comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," starring nice guy Jason Segel and produced by "Knocked Up" phenom Judd Apatow, took second place with $17.7 million. Slasher remake "Prom Night" dropped to third with $8.6 million from its No. 1 debut last weekend and bringing its total to $32.1 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Media By Numbers LLC:

1. "The Forbidden Kingdom," Lionsgate, $21,401,121, 3,151 locations, $6,792 average, $21,401,121, one week.

2. "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," Universal, $17,725,330, 2,798 locations, $6,335 average, $17,725,330, one week.

3. "Prom Night," Sony Screen Gems, $8,670,364, 2,700 locations, $3,211 average, $32,133,926, two weeks.

4. "88 Minutes," Sony Tristar, $6,957,216, 2,168 locations, $3,209 average, $6,957,216, one week.

5. "Nim's Island," Fox, $5,687,072, 3,277 locations, $1,735 average, $32,894,115, three weeks.

6. "21," Sony, $5,520,362, 2,903 locations, $1,902 average, $70,004,505, four weeks.

7. "Street Kings," Fox Searchlight, $4,179,505, 2,469 locations, $1,693 average, $20,058,143, two weeks.

8. "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!," Fox, $3,511,834, 2,670 locations, $1,315 average, $144,418,495, six weeks.

9. "Leatherheads," Universal, $3,049,465, 2,798 locations, $1,090 average, $26,605,235, three weeks.

10. "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," Rocky Mountain Pictures, $2,970,848, 1,052 locations, $2,824 average, $2,970,848, one week.

11. "Superhero Movie," MGM, $1,608,072, 1,880 locations, $855 average, $23,604,200, four weeks.

12. "Smart People," Miramax, $1,600,687, 1,119 locations, $1,430 average, $6,805,392, two weeks.

13. "The Ruins," Paramount, $1,209,263, 1,857 locations, $651 average, $15,828,143, three weeks.

14. "Drillbit Taylor," Paramount, $894,990, 1,367 locations, $655 average, $29,782,431, five weeks.

15. "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns," Lionsgate, $700,271, 675 locations, $1,037 average, $41,159,982, five weeks.

16. "10,000 B.C.," Warner Bros., $603,380, 855 locations, $706 average, $92,826,810, seven weeks.

17. "Under the Same Moon," Fox Search-Weinstein Co., $585,132, 454 locations, $1,289 average, $11,187,306, five weeks.

18. "Shine a Light," Paramount Vantage, $567,933, 220 locations, $2,582 average, $3,755,976, three weeks.

19. "The Bank Job," Lionsgate, $412,851, 473 locations, $873 average, $29,206,841, seven weeks.

20. "College Road Trip," Disney, $406,528, 650 locations, $625 average, $42,918,585, seven weeks.

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Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Rogue Pictures are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; DreamWorks, Paramount and Paramount Classics are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros., New Line, Warner Independent and Picturehouse are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.

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