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It Was A Good Year: 10,000 B.C. Dominates Box Office

Topping the weekend box office (ending March 9) was vfx caveman/woolly mammoth flick 10,000 B.C., pulling in $35.7 million in its debut weekend.

The Warner Bros. pic's vfx were done by MPC and Double Negative.

Disney's COLLEGE ROAD TRIP (vfx by Digital Pictures Iloura, Furious FX and RotoFactory), with Martin Lawrence and Raven-Symone grossed $14M in its first weekend, good enough for second place.

Assassination thriller VANTAGE POINT (Sony, vfx by CIS) slipped to third place, pulling in $7.5M for a total gross of $51.7M.

Last week's winner, SEMI-PRO (New Line), dropped almost 60 percent to fourth place and only $5.9M in its second week out.

Fifth place went to new release THE BANK JOB (Lionsgate, vfx by Digital Pictures Iloura) which grossed just $5.7M despite positive critical reviews.

Paramount's THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (vfx by Tippett Studio and ILM) fell to sixth place with $4.8M, for a total gross of $61.7M over four weeks.

Tudor historical romance THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL (Sony, vfx by Moving Picture Company) pulled together $4M for seventh place, earning $14.6M over two weeks total.

Eighth place went to JUMPER, leaping down three places from last week with $3.75M.

The Fox picture's vfx are by Lola Visual Effects).

Dance sequel STEP UP 2: THE STREETS (Buena Vista) had $3M, good for ninth place, with $53M cume.

And last but not least, FOOL'S GOLD (Warner Bros., vfx by LOOK! Effects) tricked its way into 10th place with $2.8M and $62M over five weeks.

Oscar-nominated PERSEPOLIS (Sony Pictures Classics) pulled in another $95,100 in 77 theaters and animated doc CHICAGO 10 (Roadside Attractions) made $21,800 in its second week out.

Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.

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