A martial arts dream team— Jackie Chan and Jet Li—won the weekend as their movie matchup "The Forbidden Kingdom" debuted at No. 1 with $20.9 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The tale of a modern American teen hurtled back in time to a kung fu adventure in ancient China, "The Forbidden Kingdom" features Asian superstars Chan and Li in multiple roles and their first big-screen duel.
Universal's romantic comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," starring Jason Segel as a nice guy who's dumped by his glamorous girlfriend ( Kristen Bell), opened in second place with $17.3 million. It's the latest from producer Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up").
The previous weekend's No. 1 movie, the slasher remake "Prom Night," fell to third with $9.1 million, raising its total to $32.6 million.
Al Pacino's serial killer thriller "88 Minutes," from Sony's TriStar Pictures, was a dud, premiering at No. 4 with $6.8 million. The movie stars Pacino as a crime profiler who receives a call telling him he has 88 minutes to live.
"Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," a documentary,debuted at No. 9. MOVIETICKET SALESThe Forbidden Kingdom$20.9 Forgetting Sarah Marshall$17.3 Prom Night $9.188 Minutes $6.8Nim's Island$5.721$5.5Street Kings $4Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$3.5 Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed $3.1Leatherheads$3Estimated sales, in millions of dollars, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Source: AP