LOS ANGELES - The gambling tale "21" kept up its winning streak as it took in $15.1 million to stay on top of the box office for a second straight weekend, leaving George Clooney's "Leatherheads" and the family tale "Nim's Island" to scrimmage for second place.

"Leatherheads" -- a 1920s football comedy directed by Clooney, who co-stars with Renée Zellweger and John Krasinski -- was below expectations with $13.5 million.

"Nim's Island" had $13.3 million. The family adventure centers on a bold girl (Abigail Breslin) alone on an island and her e-mail pen pal (Jodie Foster), an obsessive-compulsive, shut-in author. "Leatherheads" and "Nim's Island" were so close that their rankings could switch after final numbers are released today.

Overall, however, it was another dreary weekend for Hollywood. The top 12 movies took in $80.9 million, down 27 percent from the same weekend last year. Revenues are at $2.24 billion so far this year, off 1.8 percent from 2007, according to box-office tracker Media By Numbers.


1. "21," $15.1 million

2. "Leatherheads," $13.5 million

3. "Nim's Island," $13.3 million

4. "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who", $9.1 million

5. "The Ruins," $7.8 million

6. "Superhero Movie," $5.4 million

7. "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns," $3.51 million

8. "Drillbit Taylor," $3.5 million

9. "Shutter," $2.9 million

10. "10,000 B.C.", $2.8 million