September 25, 2006 04:11:07 GMT
"Jackass: Number Two" scores big with $28.1 to open at no.1 on weekend box office of September 22-24, 2006
It's now time for comedy to rule over drama as the favor has shifted to "Jackass: Number Two."
Still presenting a series of stunts and pranks just like its predecessor, the flick delightfully was able to draw big attention from moviegoers, scoring big bucks of $29 million to firmly take down the top spot at the weekend box office ended September 24, one notch ahead beyond its fellow newcomer, "Fearless", which earns fair outcome of $10.5 million during its three-day opening.
Right behind the Focus Features' martial arts picture comes last-week champ "Gridiron Gang" to secure the third slot after adding another $9.4 million to its pocket followed by MGM's WW I flying adventure "Flyboys" and Fox's "Everyone's Hero" with $6 million and $4.6 million, respectively, rounding up the top five of the list.
Seating on number six is Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia" which gravely falls four places from its last-week position for only managed to collect $4.4 million. Disappointing result also strikes another new wide release, "All the King's Men", as it merely gained $3.6 million in its debut, far below industry expectations of an opening gross in the $8 million to $10 million range.
Lining up to fill in the next ranks up to the tenth are Yari Film Group's "The Illusionist" with $3.3 million, Renny Harlin's supernatural thriller of "The Covenant", which goes down five notches with $3.1 million, and "Little Miss Sunshine" with $2.8 million.