Lakeview Bullies Box Office

Samuel L. Jackson thriller beats Coen brothers for top spot
By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2008 6:00 PM CDT
In this image released by Focus Features, Brad Pitt is shown in a scene from, "Burn After Reading."    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Samuel L. Jackson thriller Lakeview Terrace debuted at number one over a soft box office weekend, Variety reports. Banking $15.6 million, it ousted Burn After Reading ($11.3 million) and outpaced My Best Friend’s Girl ($8.3 million), Igor ($8 million), and Righteous Kill ($7.7 million). Ricky Gervais laffer Ghost Town notched only eighth with $5.2 million despite good reviews.