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Horton easily won the Easter boxoffice hunt.
Fox's animated feature "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" repeated atop the domestic boxoffice this weekend, posting a modest 44% drop from opening grosses to earn an estimated $25.1 million with a $86.5 million cume. That outdistanced the $20 million bow by Lionsgate's urban comedy Meet the Browns.
Elsewhere over the busy holiday frame, the Fox-distributed New Regency horror film Shutter collected $10.7 million in a third-place debut, and Paramount's high school comedy Drillbit Taylor bit into $10.2 million while opening in fourth.
The weekend for Summit Entertainment's mixed-martial arts drama Never Back Down featured a decline of just 44% to kick up $4.9 million in sixth place and shape a $16.8 million cume. Universal's sci-fi thriller Doomsday fell a bigger 56% to slip from the top 10, with $2.2 million over its sophomore session yielding a 10-day cume of $8.9 million.
Lionsgate's heist adventure The Bank Job is proving surprisingly leggy, taking eighth place with $4.1 million over its third session. The tiny 19% drop from its previous weekend followed an even smaller 15% dip over its second frame, with "Job" now grabbing $19.4 million in 17-day loot.
In a notable limited opening this weekend, Under the Same Moon from Fox Searchlight and the Weinstein Co. grossed $2.6 million from 266 runs for an enviable average of $9,774 per engagement and a $3.3 million cume since bowing Wednesday. The America Ferrera starrer -- which finished in 10th place on the frame -- set a new record for a domestic opening by a Spanish-language film, outpacing a $1.6 million bow by Lionsgate's Ladron que roba a ladron in August.
Industrywide, the weekend represented a big 16% downtick from last year's non-Easter frame with $114 million in collective boxoffice, according to Nielsen EDI data. The session also underperformed the April 6-8, 2007, Easter frame by 8%. »
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