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Weekend box office ruled by the ancients

Despite a collective thumping from critics, the latest adventure from the “Independence Day” creators landed atop the nation’s box office over the weekend.

B.C.'s big box officeEarning an astounding $35.7, “10,000 B.C.” proved successful showcasing Cavemen as the ABC comedy “Cavemen” never could. The Martin Lawrence family reunion film, “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins,” finished second pulling in $14 million in its first week.

Last weekend’s number one film, “Semi-Pro,” dropped to third place adding another $5.8 to its disappointing $24.7 million total haul since its debut 10 days ago.

“The Bank Job” debuted at number five on the box office list giving star Jason Statham another action picture hit. The actor has set a goal for himself to be the next Bruce Willis-Arnold Schwarzenegger rolled into one. With its first-week totals of only $5.7 million, audiences seem slow to embrace him in that light.

The top 10:

1. “10,000 B.C.,” $35.7 million
2. “College Road Trip,” $14 million
3. “Vantage Point,” $7.5 million
4. “Semi-Pro,” $5.8 million
5. “The Bank Job,” $5.7 million
6. “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” $4.8 million
7. “The Other Boleyn Girl,” $4 million
8. “Jumper,” $3.8 million
9. “Step Up 2 the Streets,” $3 million
10. “Fool’s Gold,” $2.8 million

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