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Chicago, which tripled its theater count to 1,841 cinemas, climbed to No. 3 with $10.7 million, lifting its total to $63.7 million since opening in limited release at Christmas.

LOSE A GUY FINDS B.O. GLORY

Kate Hudson Comedy Takes in $24 Million

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, found movie-goers to the tune of $24.1 million in its first weekend for a No. 1 debut. The martial-arts action comedy Shanghai Knights opened in second place with $19.8 million.

Chicago, which tripled its theater count to 1,841 cinemas, climbed to No. 3 with $10.7 million, lifting its total to $63.7 million since opening in limited release at Christmas.

The previous weekend's top movie, The Recruit, fell to fourth place with $9.5 million.

The weekend's other new wide release, Deliver Us From Eva starring LL Cool J, was No. 6 with $7.1 million.

It was a strong weekend overall, with the top 12 movies grossing $103.1 million, up 22% from the same weekend last year.

Shanghai Knights, featuring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, is the s follow up to Shanghai Noon. Three years ago, Shanghai Noon took in $19.6 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend. The sequel slightly exceeded that gross over a three-day weekend during Hollywood's quiet winter season.

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