Factoring in the Thursday night preview, SOAP takes the top spot. If you subtract that extra $1.4 million, it only makes it to #2. All in all, a pretty weak weekend at the box office. Meanwhile, Pirates, after 7 weeks, still hangs onto the top ten, and is now the 6th highest grossing film of all time.
- Snakes on a Plane*
- Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
- World Trade Center
- Step Up
- Barnyard: The Original Party Animals
- Little Miss Sunshine
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
- Material Girls*
Not making the list, but still a new genre release: The Illusionist. It only made #18, but was only shown at 51 theaters, which makes it the highest grossing per-theater.
More facts and figures from Box Office Mojo.
This Week’s Releases
- How to Eat Fried Worms
- The Protector (Limited)
- Queens (Limited)
- The Quiet (Limited)
All releases are this Friday, unless otherwise noted. Limited releases are usually confined to New York/LA and other major cities. Check your local theater listings.