Knowing crashes into first place in its opening weekend

The sci-fi action thriller Knowing opened in first place at the March 20 weekend box office, taking in an estimated $24.8 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Race to Witch Mountain, last week's number-one movie, dropped a modest 47 percent in its second weekend, ringing up about $13 million to take fourth place, with a 10-day domestic total of $44.7 million, the trade paper reported.

Watchmen, meanwhile, continued its fade, taking in just $6.7 million to finish fifth in its third weekend, raising its domestic box office to $98.1 million.

The Last House on the Left dropped 58 percent in its second weekend, with $5.9 million and a sixth-place finish, taking its total to $24 million.

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