Sunday, August 28, 2005

40-Year-Old Virgin on Top a 2nd Weekend


Universal Pictures' The 40-Year-Old Virgin, starring Steve Carell, enjoyed first place for the second straight weekend, as the comedy pulled in an estimated $16.4 million from 2,868 theaters. The R-rated movie, budgeted at $26 million, has earned $48.7 million in its first ten days.

Terry Gilliam's new fantasy adventure The Brothers Grimm, starring Matt Damon, Heath Ledger and Monica Bellucci, settled for second place with $15.1 million from 3,087 locations. The long-delayed Dimension release cost $80 million to make.

Wes Craven thriller Red Eye dipped a respectable 35.7% in sales and added $10.4 million in its second weekend. Produced for $26 million, the DreamWorks film has collected $32.7 million in two weeks.

John Singleton's revenge thriller Four Brothers also dropped a spot with $7.8 million in its third weekend. Made for $45 million, the Paramount film has garnered $55.3 million.

The unstoppable Wedding Crashers again lost theaters and again had the lowest decline in sales of just 21.9%. New Line's $40 million blockbuster comedy, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, rounded out the top five with $6.3 million for a total of $187.7 million in seven weeks. The movie passed up Hitch this week to become the top-grossing comedy of the year and is currently the second-biggest R-rated comedy of all-time, trailing only Beverly Hills Cop ($234.8 million).

Screen Gems' The Cave also debuted in 2,195 theaters and earned an estimated $6.2 million for the sixth spot, while Lions Gate Films' Undiscovered bombed in 18th place with just $690,000 from 1,304 locations.