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Science fiction wins out over romance at the Box Office

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Weekend filmgoers were in the mood for a science fiction thriller and that pushed the new movie, “Knowing” to the top of the Box Office. The Nicolas Cage supernatural doomsday flick debuted at number one with a haul of $24.8 million.

The new bromance, “I Love You, Man,” with its crude humor and “R” rating swaggered into second with around $18.4 million. Julia Roberts and Clive Owen star in the new sophisticated, corporate spy romance, “Duplicity,” which earned about $14.4 million for third. Since it stars Roberts, many film watchers expected “Duplicity” to score more millions. After the public outrage over those AIG bonuses and the involvement in the economic meltdown by many of the big financial giants, a lot of folks may have shied away from this movie due to its corporate world setting.   

Last weekend’s frontrunner, the family film  “Race to Witch Mountain,” dropped from first place to fourth with an estimated take of $13 million. Rounding out the top five, the superhero thriller “Watchmen” with $6.7 million, bringing its three week total to $98 million.

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