“Paul Blart: Mall Cop” is number one for a second straight week at the Box Office. The slapstick comedy about a security guard who has to face down a bunch of bad guys in a New Jersey mall earned an estimated $21.5 million at theaters across the nation. That brings its two week total to just under $65 million.
Close behind in second place is the new vampire-werewolf film, “Underground: Rise of the Lycans,” which rang up around $20.7 million. This the third film in the Underground franchise. Clint Eastwood’s “Gran Torino” rolled into third place with $16 million, followed by the family film “Hotel for Dogs” with about $12 million.
Wrapping up the top five at the Box Office, the Oscar-nominated rags-to-riches film, “Slumdog Millionaire” with $10.5 million. This independent film is nominated for 10 Academy Awards and has raked in nearly $56 million domestically in 11 weeks. “Slumdog Millionaire” reportedly was made on a meager budget of $15 million.