There were several new releases this week, and one of them, the drama/thriller Obsessed, managed to take the top spot at the box office. Starring Idris Elba and Beyonce Knowles, Obsessed, about a successful corporate type who starts being stalked by a temp, earned a solid $28.5 million to knock off last week’s champion, 17 Again, which generated just $11.7 million in revenue.
Third place went to Fighting, an action film about the New York City underground bare-knuckle fighting scene. Despite generally negative reviews, Fighting managed to take in $11.4 million in its debut.
One other new release was able to crack the top 10. It was The Soloist, featuring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx, grossed a disappointing $9.71 million, putting it in fourth place for the weekend.
Here’s the complete top 10 at the box office for the weekend ending 4/26/09:
- Obsessed, $28.5 million
- 17 Again, $11.7 million
- Fighting, $11.4 million
- The Soloist, $9.71 million
- Earth, $8.55 million
- Monsters vs. Aliens, $8.52 million
- State of Play, $6.89 million
- Hannah Montana: The Movie, $6.37 million
- Fast & Furious, $6.06 million
- Crank: High Voltage, $2.4 million