Clapboard : Mall Cop Tops Box Office

LOS ANGELES ~ Debut comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop topped the North American box office over the holiday weekend as crowds packed theaters to see a flurry of new movies, final figures showed.

Mall Cop, which stars Kevin James as a shopping mall security guard trying to thwart a gang of robbers, earned US$39.2 million over the four-day weekend through Monday, according to tracker Exhibitor Relations.

In second spot was the Clint Eastwood movie Gran Torino, which raked in $25 million to carry its overall earnings to $76 million.

The film stars Eastwood as a foul-mouthed Korean War veteran who befriends his Asian neighbors as they are terrorized by gangs.

In their debut week, fright flick My Bloody Valentine scared up $24.1 million and rapper Notorious B.I.G biopic Notorious came close behind with $23.4 million.

The premier weekend for Hotel for Dogs, in which kids establish a wacky canine facility, saw the film net $17 million.

Comedy Bride Wars, starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson as best friends trying to sabotage each other’s wedding plans, brought in $11.7 million.

Meanwhile, horror film The Unborn took $10.54 million and Daniel Craig’s war epic Defiance earned $10.51 million.

Rounding out the top 10 were canine comedy Marley and Me with $7.5 million and the prize-winning drama Slumdog Millionaire with $7 million.

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