Sony's presidential assassination thriller Vantage Point featuring an ensemble headed by Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox led the board at the weekend as it launched on a $24m estimated gross.

Fox's adventure Jumper slipped to second place on a distant $12.7m for $56.2m while Paramount's family saga The Spiderwick Chronicles ranked third on $43.6m after two weekends.

The only other new release to break into the top 10 this weekend was the Michel Gondry comedy Be Kind Rewind starring Jack Black and Mos Def as resourceful video shop clerks. It opened in seventh place on $4.1m.

Fox Searchlight's Juno, which took home the Oscar for best original screenplay, crossed $130m in its 12th weekend and ranked eighth. Another Academy Awards contender, There Will Be Blood, a double Oscar winner for actor Daniel Day-Lewis and cinematographer Robert Elswit, re-entered the top 10 in North America for Paramount Vantage in its ninth weekend; its domestic total stands at $34.9m.

Lionsgate's comedy Witless Protection opened in 13th place on $2.2m while MGM's new boy Charlie Bartlett launched in 14th place on $1.8m.

Overall box office fell for the second straight week as the top 12 movies combined for a $90m tally that finished 10% behind the same weekend last year.

Estimated Top 10 North America Feb 22-24, 2007
Film (Dist)/Int'l dist/Est wkd gross/Esimated total to date

1 (-) Vantage Point (Sony) SPRI $24m -
2 (1) Jumper (Fox) Fox Int'l $12.7m $56.2m
3 (2) The Spiderwick Chronicles (Paramount) PPI $12.6m $43.6m
4 (3) Step Up 2 The Streets (Buena Vista) Summit $9.8m $41.4m
5 (4) Fool's Gold (Warner Bros) WBPI $6.3m $52.4m
6 (5) Definitely, Maybe (Universal) UPI $5.2m $21.8m
7 (-) Be Kind Rewind (New Line) Focus Features International $4.1m -
8 (7) Juno (Fox Searchlight) Fox Int'l $4.1m $130.4m
9 (6) Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (Universal) UPI $3.9m $35.5m
10 (12) There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage) Miramax Int'l $2.6m $34.9m