Canadian boy leaps to top of box office

Jumper posterThe new thriller Jumper, starring Canadian-born Hayden Christensen, debuted in the top spot at the weekend box office, raking in $27.2 million in ticket sales (all figures US). Two other new releases opened in second and third place: Step Up 2 the Streets earned $19.7 million and the children’s fantasy The Spiderwick Chronicles took in $19.1 million. The romantic comedy Fool’s Goldlast week’s No. 1 film, dropped to fourth, grossing an additional $13.1 million, while another new release, Definitely, Maybe, starring Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds and child star Abigail Breslin, rounded out the top five with $9.7 million.

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  1. Big disappointment • February 18, 2008 @ 10:41 AM

    Big disappointment… & ten bucks to boot!
    Wish I could have jumped over this one

  2. sk8tergirl • February 18, 2008 @ 11:21 AM

    Awsome! Go Canada.

  3. Arnold • February 18, 2008 @ 3:16 PM

    Never talk about the family business in public again. lol

  4. Anonymous • February 19, 2008 @ 2:48 PM

    its better than leaping off a tall building. that was a character created by another canadian!

  5. Curly • February 20, 2008 @ 2:26 PM

    Nice to see a Canadian on top of the box-office heap, and STEP UP 2 (shot in Toronto) is the best sequel to come down the pike in years.

  6. Poppa John • February 21, 2008 @ 8:35 PM

    This will have minimum to no beneficial impact to Canada whatsoever. It is simply naive to think so…..

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