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Anger Manages Record April Open

Sony/Revolutions Anger Management hit moviegoers' funnybones just right, delivering an April record $42.2M opening in first place. Sony Pictures Imageworks and The Orphanage did VFX for ANGER. Twentieth Century Fox's PHONE BOOTH, with VFX by Asylum, connected again for with second place with $7.6M and a $26.7M cume. Warner Bros.' WHAT A GIRL WANTS, VFX work done by Cinesite, slipped a little to third place at $6.3M and a $20M take so far. BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE moved up again to fourth, earning $4.5M for a $117.6M cume. New Line's Vin Diesel actioner A MAN APART slipped slightly to fifth place with $4.4M and a $18.3 total take in two weeks. DreamWorks' HEAD OF STATE dropped to sixth place, taking in $4M for a total of $30.9M. The Chris Rock comedy features VFX work by Toybox, Pacific Title and Art, Moving Pictures and Big Film. Universal/Lion Gate's HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES dug up a seventh place debut at $3.5M. Paramount's sci-fi thriller THE CORE dropped to eighth place with $3.3M, bringing its three-week total to $25.7M. CHICAGO, with visual effects by Toybox and Film Effects Inc., slipped to ninth place, taking in $3.2M to bring its total to $156.9M. CORE effects came from Cinesite, ComputerCafé, CREO, Rising Sun Pictures, Frantic Films, Hammerhead Prods., CIS Hollywood, New Deal Studios, Image Savant and 3D Site. Sony/Intermedia's BASIC, with VFX done by Pixel Magic, finished in 10th place with $2.1M and a $23.7M cume. GHOST OF THE ABYSS, a 45-minute 3D documentary for theaters from director James Cameron was released by Walt Disney Pictures to 97 IMAX and specially-outfitted 35mm 3D theaters across the country to come in 13th with $1.4M. Box office information obtained from