"Batman Begins" its opening week with such a great achievement, taking in $26.8 million it tops U.S. box office for the second time in a row
Two thumbs up for "Batman Begins," which begins its opening week with such a great achievement. Taking in an estimate of $26.8 million, the movie overwhelmed the top U.S. box office charts for its second week in a row. Under the Warner Bros. Pictures' is Columbia Pictures' update of the 1960s TV series, "Bewitched," opened at No. 2 with $20.2 million. "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," a crime thriller starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, slipped one place to No. 3 with $16.8 million.
Two other movies rounded out the top five are "Herbie: Fully Loaded," which earned $12.8 million for the weekend and the zombie horror "Land of the Dead" followed at No. 5 with $10.2 million for the three days. The other five, becoming the top 10, including "Madagascar," $7.4 million; "Star Wars: Episode III--Revenge of the Sith," $6.1 million; "The Longest Yard," $5.5 million; "The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D," $3.5 million; and "Cinderella Man," $3.4 million.