Believe it or not, people really wanted to see a mall cop on a segue this weekend, because Paul Blart: Mall Cop topped the box office this weekend. It even beat out Clint Eastwood’s film Gran Torino, which has gotten rave reviews.
Box Office Mojo is reporting that Mall Cop won the weekend with $33.8 million in sales, while Gran Torino slipped to #2 with $22.24 million in sales.
My Bloody Valentine came in at #3 with $21.9 million in sales, followed by Notorious, about the life of Biggy Smalls, which drew in $21.5 million. Hotel For Dogs took the #5 spot, with $17.71 million. Rounding out the top ten were Bride Wars, with $11.75 million, The Unborn, with $9.85 million, Defiance with $9.21 million, Marley & Me with $6.33 million, and Slumdog Millionaire with $5.9 million.