Meet the Spartans took $18.7m (£9.4m), beating Rambo – with $18.2m (£9.2m) – into second place. Romantic comedy 27 Dresses, the story of a perpetual bridesmaid, was third with $13.6m (£6.9m). Monster horror Cloverfield, about a creature attacking New York, fell from number one to number four.
Cloverfield took $12.7m (£6.4m), compared with the $41m (£21m) it took last week. Spartans tells the story of Leonidas who leads 13 Spartans in defending against the invading Persians. The invading force counts Rocky Balbao and Paris Hilton among its number. Rambo is the fourth film featuring Sylvester Stallone as volatile Vietnam veteran John Rambo. Cyber crime thriller Untraceable opened at number five with $11.2m (£5.7m).
1. Meet the Spartans – $18.7m (£9.4m)
2. Rambo – $18.2m (£9.2m)
3. 27 Dresses – $13.6m (£6.9m)
4. Cloverfield – $12.7m (£6.4m)
5. Untraceable – $11.2m (£5.7m)
Source: Media By Numbers
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