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.

  1. Snakes on a Plane*
  2. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  3. World Trade Center
  4. Accepted*
  5. Step Up
  6. Barnyard: The Original Party Animals
  7. Little Miss Sunshine
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  9. Material Girls*
  10. Pulse

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

  • Idlewild
  • Beerfest
  • How to Eat Fried Worms
  • Invincible
  • 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.