Mall Cop Still Rocks Box Office

Comedy tops box office for 2nd weekend
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2009 5:23 PM CST
In this image released by Fox Searchlight pictures, Dev Patel, left, and Anil Kapoor are shown in a scene from "Slumdog Millionaire."    (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight)
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(Newser) Paul Blart: Mall Cop kept control of the box office for a second straight weekend by earning $21.5 million, Variety reports. Slumdog Millionaire, on the strength of 10 Oscar nominations,  shot into fifth spot and banked $10.6 million. Filling out the top five were Underworld: Rise of the Lycans ($20.7 million), Gran Torino ($16 million), and Hotel for Dogs ($12.4 million).