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Weekend Estimates: Witch Mountain Opens with $25 Million, Watchmen Struggles

March 15th, 2009

Disney remake Race to Witch Mountain made a solid debut over the weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning. The adventure movie picked up about $25 million, enough for a comfortable first place. Watchmen, which was widely tipped to earn a second weekend on top, dropped 67% to $18.07 million, not far ahead of Universal remake Last House on the Left, which earned a decent $14.86 million opening.

Miss March was the big miss of the week, earning $2.3 million in 1,742 theaters, and only just making the top 10.

In limited release, Sunshine Cleaning made the best debut of a movie so far this year with a stellar $214,000 in just four theaters. We'll be watching its expansion closely over the next few weeks.

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Watchmen, Race to Witch Mountain, The Last House on the Left, Sunshine Cleaning, Miss March