Cradle Chops To Top Of Box Office
Warner Bros.' hip hop King Fu actioner CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE (Bryan Hirota was vfx supervisor) debuted at the top of the weekend box office in North America, taking in $17.1M, followed by OLD SCHOOL, vfx by Gray Matter FX, holding at second place at $13.8M and a cume of $37.2M. DAREDEVIL, with primary vfx by Rhythm & Hues, Pixel Magic and Digital Domain, dropped to third pulling in an estimated gross of $11M, and a total of $84.1M. HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS, with visual effects by Pixel Magic, dropped to fourth place taking in $10.1M and a $77.5M total. CHICAGO, with visual effects by Toybox and Film Effects Inc., edged up over Disney's JUNGLE BOOK 2 into fifth place, taking in $8.1M to bring its total to $105.1M. JUNGLE BOOK 2 came in at sixth with $8.6M and $33.6M total receipts. SHANGHAI KNIGHTS, featuring visual effects by Cinesite and Effects Assoc., stayed at seventh place with $4.8M for a total cume of $50.7M. THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE dropped to eighth in its second week with $4.3M, earning a total of $13.4M. Warner Bros.' GODS AND GENERALS (visual effects by Complete Post, MetroLight Studios and Toybox) slipped a notch in its second week to ninth taking in $2.7M for a total of $8.7M. THE RECRUIT, with effects by Pacific Title, finished in tenth again with $2.6M and a total of $47.9M. Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.