Warner Bros.' THE BUCKET LIST with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman topped the box office with an estimated $19.5M as it went wide, the biggest opening for director Rob Reiner, for the weekend period ended Jan. 13, 2008. THE BUCKET LIST now has a cume of $20.9M. Debuting in second with $19M was Screen Gems' FIRST SUNDAY. Fox Searchlight's critically acclaimed JUNO went wider but dropped a notch to third with $14M for a cume of $71.2M. Buena Vista's NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS (with vfx from Asylum and Fusion CI Studios), the box office leader for three weeks, slipped to fourth with $11.4M for a cume of $187.2M. Fox's ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS (with vfx from Rhythm & Hues) also dropped a notch to fifth, collecting another $9.1M for a tally of $187.7M. Warner Bros.' I AM LEGEND (with vfx from Sony Pictures Imageworks) followed in sixth with $8.1M for a season leading cume of $240.2M. Warner Bros.' ONE MISSED CALL (with vfx from Zoic, Vancouver) settled for seventh with $6.1M for a cume of $20.6M. Warner Bros.' P.S. I LOVE YOU took the eighth spot with $5M for a cume of $47M. Debuting in ninth with $4.4M was Universal's animated VeggieTales movie THE PIRATES WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING. And holding 10th was Golden Globe winner ATONEMENT from Focus Features with $4.3M for a cume of $25.2M.
Meanwhile, the animated PERSEPOLIS added $195,000 on seven screens for Sony Pictures Classics, giving the critical favorite $548,000. Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.