Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Glory Road Tops Hoodwinked for BO Win

Source: Comingsoon.net

According to final figures, Walt Disney Pictures' basketball drama Glory Road topped the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with $16.927 million from 2,222 theaters, just above second place finisher, Hoodwinked, the Weinsteins' computer animated family comedy that pulled in $16.879 million from 2,394 theaters.

Opening not far behind the two movies was Queen Latifah's latest comedy Last Holiday from Paramount Pictures, which earned $15.5 million over the weekend in 2,514 theaters. Despite coming in third, the comedy had a better debut weekend than the Queen's previous two films Beauty Shop and Taxi.

Dropping out of the Top 2 for the first time since debuting in early December, Disney's epic film based on C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe earned an $12.8 million in its sixth weekend, bringing its total to $264 million.

After opening strong in the top spot last weekend, Eli Roth's horror film Hostel, distributed by Lionsgate, dropped down four notches with a second weekend of $11.4 million. Off 42% from its opening weekend, it had the largest drop-off in the Top 12, but it's still well in the black with a total gross of $36.6 million.

Still holding strong from the holidays, Sony's remake of Fun with Dick and Jane with Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni, added another $10.3 million over the extended weekend to bring its total to $94.2 million in just over four weeks. It also was able to edge just ahead of Peter Jackson's King Kong, which dropped to seventh place with $9.1 million. The Universal remake also finally reached the $200 million mark including its Monday holiday grosses.

20th Century Fox's romantic drama Tristan & Isolde, produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, entered the market in eighth place with an unimpressive $7.6 million in 1,845 theaters.

Two potential Oscar nominees that have been fodder for controversy continued to rally for position in the charts as Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain added another $7 million to its box office take of $32.1 million. To date, it has earned just a million less than Steven Spielberg's political thriller Munich, which earned $5.9 million over the weekend in more than twice as many theatres.

Memoirs of a Geisha, the adaptation of Arthur Golden's bestselling novel, rounded out the Top 12 with $5.1 million, bringing its total box office receipts to $47.3 million.