Fool's Gold earns its box office bounty

Feb 10, 2008 at 9:12 p.m. ET

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.

In 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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