Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death Trailer Materialises
Tom Harper's horror sequel opens its doors to visitors
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
08 January 2014
Paul Blart: Mall Cop Sequel In The Works
Where there's a will, there's a Segway
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Mall Cop Still Tops Box Office
Fends off Underworld in its second week

26 January 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

submit to reddit

An out-of-shape security guard this weekend succeeded in fighting off both vampires and werewolves, as Paul Blart: Mall Cop stayed top of the box office despite the challenge of newcomer Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.

Paul Blart took $21.5m over the weekend, a mere 32% drop on its opening last week, while Rise of the Lycans was just behind with $20.7m - the lowest opening for the franchise, but not bad considering that star Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman had both left before this one.

Gran Torino stayed at number 3 with a tiny 27% drop to $16m, and is now within inches of being Clint Eastwood's highest grossing film ever as either actor or director - which, we're guessing, would just make his day. Punk. Also sliding a mere 27% in fourth place was Hotel for Dogs, which finished just ahead of Slumdog Millionaire, leaping up the charts on the back of its Oscar boost to $10.5m and an 80% increase in box office.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button also saw a slight rise in its box office after landing 13 Oscar nominations on Thursday, while other Oscar nominees like Revolutionary Road, The Reader, Frost/Nixon and Milk saw big increases in their takings.

Read the full chart here.

 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Persia Poster First Look In Confessions
Isla Fisher gets Gyllenhaal sneak peek
PGA And SAG Love Slumdog
Millionaire lands more love this weekend

Your Comments

Glad Gran Turino is still doing well
As it's fantastic. Clint is in top form and the car is cool. Steve McQueen - you've been driving a car for wannabe cool icons for all these years with that Mustang in Bullit. The Gran Turino is where it's at. More

Posted by Taz69 at 17:38 on 26 January 2009 | Report This Post

awards season
this film wouldn't be number one if THE FUCKING STUDIOS WOULD ONLY GIVE WIDE RELEASES TO ALL THESE "PROPER" FILMS!!!! IDIOT STUDIOS!!!! More

Posted by Hughezy at 10:39 on 26 January 2009 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Interactive Gallery: Explore Iconic Movie Spacesuits
Explore the fabric of space-time

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)