Even aristocratic vampires and barbaric werewolves couldn't catch Paul Blart and his Segway.
Box Office Mojo reports "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," the Kevin James comedy, was No. 1 for the weekend with an estimated $21.5 million. "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" was second with $20.7 million, "Gran Torino" third with $16 million (and poised to hit $100 million overall soon), "Hotel for Dogs" fourth with $12.4 million and "Slumdog Millionaire" fifth with $10.6 million.
"Slumdog," winner of the Producers Guild of America Award, is on 1,411 screens versus the mall cop's 3,144. That can make a very big difference in the bottom line each Sunday.