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"Disturbia" Takes Weekend Box Office

DisturbiaParamount and DreamWorks' "Disturbia" easily won this weekend's box office, taking in $23 million in its debut, according to Variety.

"Blades of Glory" fell to the No. 2 slot with $14 million while "Meet the Robinsons" took third with $12.1 million.

"Disturbia" tells the tale of a teenage boy (Shia LaBeouf) who, after some "trouble" following the death of his father, is put under house arrest and becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer. The film, directed by D.J. Caruso ("The Salton Sea") and also stars Carrie-Anne Moss and David Morse, has met with mixed but largely positive reviews.

The other openers this weekend didn't fare as well. Sony's thriller "Perfect Stranger" bowed in fourth place with $11.5 million and Fox's "Pathfinder: Legend of the Ghost Warrior" lost its way with only $4.8 million.

Chicago Pictures' "Redline" missed the mark, coming in at No. 11 with $4 million. Despite its ad campaign antics earlier this year, First Look's "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" was left wanting for more with $3 million.

Finally, Weinstein Co.'s "Grindhouse" just managed to hold on to the No. 10 spot in its second week with a disappointing $4.2 million. Its current total is $19.7 million - well under the $30 million the film was expected to open with. Rumors still abound that the film will be split into its two parts for the European release and a U.S. re-release. I guess that means we'd better see it sooner rather than later if we don't want to pay double. -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on April 15, 2007 4:01 PM
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See Grindhouse while it's together. Trust me.

Altho, don't go see it if you didn't grow up watching b-movies. You'll have no idea what they're referencing.

-- Posted by: perrin at April 17, 2007 12:00 AM

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