Spartans Conquer Box Office

Rambo takes close 2nd as 27 Dresses and Cloverfield tumble
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 27, 2008 6:19 PM CST
This undated photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation shows Katherine Heigl during a scene from "27 Dresses." (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Barry Wetcher)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) Meet the Spartans outfought Rambo to claim top spot this weekend as both flicks knocked down last week's openers, Variety reports. Spartans, a 300 spoof, banked $18.7 million while Sly Stallone's pic scored $18.2 million. 27 Dresses crumpled to third with $13.6 million as horror pic Cloverfield toppled to fourth at $12.7 million, a crushing 68% fall from last week's number one spot.

Oscar-nominated films Juno, There Will Be Blood, and Michael Clayton saw ticket sale spikes this weekend; the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men jumped a whopping 106%, grossing $2.5 million to push the film above $50 million. Only Atonement sunk after the Oscar noms, falling 14% with $4 million, which upped its total to $37.9 million.