Kevin James remained on the box-office beat as his comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” rounded up $21.6 million to finish at No. 1 for the second straight weekend.


Kevin James remained on the box-office beat as his comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” rounded up $21.6 million to finish at No. 1 for the second straight weekend.

The vampires-vs.-werewolves prequel “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” opened in second place with $20.8 million.

The top movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Media By Numbers LLC:

1. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” Sony, $21,623,182, 3,144 locations, $6,878 average, $64,923,380, two weeks.

2. “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,” Sony Screen Gems, $20,828,511, 2,942 locations, $7,080 average, $20,828,511, one week.

3. “Gran Torino,” Warner Bros., $16,244,462, 3,045 locations, $5,335 average, $97,819,975, seven weeks.

4. “Hotel For Dogs,” Paramount, $12,860,944, 3,271 locations, $3,932 average, $37,455,759, two weeks.

5. “Slumdog Millionaire,” Fox Searchlight, $10,699,629, 1,415 locations, $7,562 average, $56,065,245, 11 weeks.

6. “My Bloody Valentine,” Lionsgate, $10,012,658, 2,534 locations, $3,951 average, $37,687,394, two weeks.

7. “Inkheart,” Warner Bros., $7,601,379, 2,655 locations, $2,863 average, $7,601,379, one week.

8. “Bride Wars,” Fox, $6,868,664, 2,621 locations, $2,621 average, $48,570,928, three weeks.

9. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Paramount, $6,085,919, 2,263 locations, $2,689 average, $111,129,482, five weeks.

10. “Notorious,” Fox Searchlight, $5,779,692, 1,641 locations, $3,522 average, $31,874,538, two weeks.

11. “Defiance,” Paramount Vantage, $5,666,785, 1,793 locations, $3,161 average, $18,564,544, four weeks.

12. “Revolutionary Road,” Paramount Vantage, $5,185,146, 1,058 locations, $4,901 average, $11,784,049, five weeks.

13. “The Unborn,” Universal, $4,359,865, 2,111 locations, $2,065 average, $39,230,025, three weeks.

14. “The Wrestler,” Fox Searchlight, $3,745,643, 571 locations, $6,560 average, $9,557,610, six weeks.

15. “Marley & Me,” Fox, $3,031,969, 2,036 locations, $1,489 average, $138,092,165, five weeks.

16. “Frost/Nixon,” Universal, $3,022,250, 1,099 locations, $2,750 average, $12,005,811, eight weeks.

17. “Last Chance Harvey,” Overture Films, $2,865,298, 1,108 locations, $2,586 average, $9,529,976, five weeks.

18. “Bedtime Stories,” Disney, $1,955,408, 1,660 locations, $1,178 average, $107,600,474, five weeks.

19. “Valkyrie,” MGM, $1,509,786, 1,110 locations, $1,360 average, $80,740,385, five weeks.

20. “The Reader,” Weinstein Co., $1,403,410, 367 locations, $3,824 average, $9,661,121, seven weeks.