10,000 BC Clobbers Competition

College Road Trip pulls into second place
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 9, 2008 3:43 PM CDT
In this image released by Lionsgate Films, Jason Statham is shown in a scene from "The Bank Job". (AP Photo/Lionsgate Films, Jack English)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Action epic 10,000 BC fought its way to the top of the box office this weekend, grabbing Warner Bros. $35.7 million, Bloomberg reports. The chronicle of a hunter facing massive beasts clambered over another new release, College Road Trip, a family film which took $14 million, as well as the political thriller Vantage Point, which came in third with $7.5 million.

Will Ferrell’s basketball comedy Semi-Pro sank to fourth place from last week’s top spot with $5.75 million. Meanwhile, real-life heist flick The Bank Job deposited $5.71 million, putting it in fifth. Cinema takings dropped 34% from this weekend last year, but 2008 totals are beating out 2007 numbers by 3.9%.