Audiences jump for Jumper

Feb 18, 2008 at 3:00 a.m. ET

Audiences jumped through hoops this weekend at the box office. Hayden Christensen's first true starring role, sorry Spiderman and Star Wars prequels, landed him at the top of the charts this past weekend.

Hayden has the number one movie"Jumper" is a sci-fi spectacular that wowed audiences in a similar manner as "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" recently accomplished. The film that also stars Rachel Bilson and Samuel L. Jackson leapt at $27.2 million in its debut weekend.

With three other films opening across the country, it was a competitive weekend for film viewers. "Step Up 2: The Streets" followed "Jumper's" lead with its second place showing and $19.7 million three-day bow. Not bad for a sequel for a film that most people saw on DVD. "The Spiderwick Chronicles," starring our favorite, Mary Louise Parker, opened in third just a step behind with its $19.1 million take.

The romantic comedy "Definately, Maybe" starring Ryan Reynolds debuted in fifth place with a disappointing $9.7 million that seemed to have left Valentine's Day viewers reflecting the film's title and their desire to see it, but on DVD.

Last week's top film, Fools Gold, nabbed another $13.1 million to handily outperform "Definitely, Maybe" and the little film that could, "Juno," continued its decimation of expectations adding another $4.6 million to its $124 million total. That's a lot of babies.

1. "Jumper," $27.2 million.
2. "Step Up 2 the Streets," $19.7 million.
3. "The Spiderwick Chronicles," $19.1 million.
4. "Fool's Gold," $13.1 million.
5. "Definitely, Maybe," $9.7 million.
6. "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins," $8.9 million.
7. "Juno," $4.6 million.
8. "The Bucket List," $4.1 million.
9. "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert," $3.3 million.
10. 27 Dresses," $3.2 million. 

Points and Prizes Keyword: SCIFI worth 25 points good through 02/24/08.

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