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Fool's Gold earns its box office bounty

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

As Hollywood has music on the brain with Sunday night's Grammys, it appeared America did not have Hollywood on its mind this past weekend.
Fool's Gold earns its box office bountyIn a disappointing box office results, the top film for the weekend was "Fool's Gold." The Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson adventure flick, although finishing first, brought in a dismal $22 million. Taking second place was the Martin Lawrence comedy "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" with a decent $17 million.

And has audiences warmed up to Paris Hilton as an actress? The answer is a definitive no. Her latest cinematic foray "The Hottie and the Nottie," with its insulting premise earned a whopping $26,000 on the 111 theaters that had the pleasure of hosting the flop.

Although accountants are going to say that "Fool's Gold" underperformed, for Hudson, the film marked her second-highest debut of her career behind "How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days." Her co-star in that film was also McConaughey. Does Hollywood have a new Bogart and Bacall? Perhaps, it is too early to tell.

The box office top 10:

1. "Fool's Gold" - $22 million
2. "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" - $17.1 million
3. "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert" - $10.5 million
4. "The Eye" - $6.6 million
5. "Juno" - $5.73 million
6. "27 Dresses" - $5.7 million
7. "The Bucket List" - $5.3 million
8. "Rambo" - $4.1 million
9. "Meet the Spartans" - $4.075 million
10. "There Will Be Blood" - $4.073 million

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