21 Wins Big at Box Office

Iraq war flick Stop-Loss stumbles in at no. 8
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 30, 2008 4:46 PM CDT
From left to right, Jane Carrey, actor Jim Carrey, and actress Jenny McCarthy pose on the press line at the world premiere of the feature film "Horton Hears A Who" in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 8,...   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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(Newser) – Gambling flick 21 played to win this weekend and banked $23.7 million, scoring top spot at the box office, Variety reports. But it failed to revive overall ticket sales, which are down 17% from last year's frame and about a third for the year. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! kept winning with $17.4 million at no. 2 and Superhero Movie took home $9.5 million for a disappointing third.

Fewer fans wanted to Meet the Browns as the Tyler Perry film dropped to fourth with $7.8 million. Drillbit Taylor fell to fifth with $5.8 million, Shutter to sixth with $5.3 million, and 
10,000 BC to seventh with $4.9 million. Like other Iraq war flicks, opener Stop-Loss stumbled, banking $4.5 million and coming in eighth.