Gran Torino Blows Away Box Office

By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2009 4:33 PM CST
In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Clint Eastwood is shown in a scene from, "Gran Torino."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Anthony Michael Rivetti)
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(Newser) – Clint Eastwood’s vigilante flick Gran Torino smashed box office competition and his career record this weekend, earning $29 million, Variety reports. The film has grossed $40.1 million total after a prior monthlong limited run. Wedding comedy Bride Wars placed second with $21.5 million, followed by The Unborn, Marley & Me, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.