'Game Plan' wins box office

Comedy squeezes past 'Kingdom'

By Anthony D'Alessandro
September 29, 2007

Disney’s football-family comedy “The Game Plan” squeezed past U’s FBI-Middle Eastern actioner “The Kingdom” for the top spot at the Friday box office.

The Dwayne Johnson laffer scored $6.2 million at 3,103 theaters versus “The Kingdom’s” $6 million on 2,792, making it a tight race for this weekend’s B.O. crown.

Sony-Screen Gems' zombie vidgame adaptation “Resident Evil: Extinction” held the third spot yesterday with $2.4 million at 2,828 theaters; a 75% drop from its opening Friday. Through its first eight days, the sequel’s current cume stands at $31.2 million.

In fourth place, Lionsgate's Dane Cook-Jessica Alba romantic comedy “Good Luck Chuck” swooned $2 million at 2,612 engagements, down 60% on its second Friday, for a domestic cume of $19.3 million.

The Russell Crowe-Christian Bale western remake “3:10 to Yuma” continued to rope in moviegoers during its fourth Friday, collecting $1.2 million from 3,006 locales, off 32% from a week ago. To date, Lionsgate has generated $40.9 million in domestic coin from “Yuma.”
According to Rentrak, the last Friday of September 2006 had a slightly wider spread between its weekend’s top two entries with Sony’s animated pic “Open Season” grabbing $6.2 million and Disney’s action pic “The Guardian” grossing $5.8 million. Both “Season” and “Guardian” went on to respectively open at $23.6 million and $18 million.