"Kingdom of Heaven," a film by director Ridley Scott features actor Orlando Bloom as a warrior in Jerusalem between the Second and Third Crusades, has topped box office, taking in $20 million in its debut weekend. The R-rated movie, which also features Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson, was followed in the rankings by another new R-rated movie, "House of Wax," featuring Elisha Cuthbert and Paris Hilton, which took in $12.2 million.
As the two films did so, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" dropped to third place with nearly $9.13 million after debuting last weekend at the top spot. Another notable new movie this weekend was "Crash," which among other featuring Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, and rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and was at fourth with $9.1 million. "The Interpreter," to follow, was at number 5, taking in only $7.5 million. At number 6 to 10 in succesion was "XXX: State of the Union," "The Amityville Horror," "Sahara," "A Lot Like Love," and "Fever Pitch."