Sunday, April 30, 2006

RV Rides Into Top Spot


Robin Williams road comedy RV took the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated $16.4 million from 3,639 theaters. The Columbia Pictures release averaged $4,506 per theaters.

If estimates hold, director Paul Greengrass' 9/11 drama United 93 opened in second place, earning $11.6 million from just 1,795 theaters. Distributed by Universal Pictures, the film averaged $6,465 per location and was made for about $15 million. The studio will donate 10 percent of the first weekend's grosses to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.

Touchstone's gymnastics comedy Stick It landed in third with $11.3 million from 2,038 theaters. Written and directed by Jessica Bendinger, the film stars Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym.

TriStar Pictures' Silent Hill dropped about 54% in ticket sales its second weekend, adding $9.3 million for a total of $34.2 million so far. Sony paid $14 million for the rights to distribute the movie in North America.

Dimension's Scary Movie 4 rounded out the top five with $7.8 million. The fourth installment in the spoof comedy franchise has collected $78.2 million in three weeks and was made for $45 million.

Fox thriller The Sentinel, starring Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria and Kim Basinger, dropped 47% and made $7.6 million its second weekend for a total of $25.5 million.

In seventh place, Ice Age: The Meltdown earned another $7.1 million to bring its five-week domestic total to $177.7 million. The animated-comedy sequel was made for $80 million.

Lionsgate also released drama Akeelah and the Bee into 2,195 theaters, allowing the movie to make $6.3 million in eighth place.