Looks like Halloween spirit has already roamed in the air to prompt moviegoers turning their attention toward horror genre, giving great advantage to "The Grudge 2" to make such a hard blow this time.
Yes, the fright flick, which is the sequel to the 2004 American horror film remake "The Grudge", has triumphantly topped the weekend box office ended October 15, 2006 after successfully garnering $20.8 million in its first weekend and so, pushes down last week's champ "The Departed" to the second place.
Despite its slight fall, however, this latest effort of Martin Scorsese delightfully continues to score well on the list as it managed to draw in another $19 million to make great number of $56.9 million in its 10-day total. Right behind the gripping mob saga is another new release, "Man of the Year", which opened at $12.2 million followed by "Open Season" on number 4 with $11 million.
Slasher flick "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" comes next to fill in the fifth slot, falling down three notches from its last-week position after only making its way to add $7.4 million into its pocket. Meanwhile, other newcomer, "The Marine", surprisingly strives fairly well in its opening weekend as it was able to take in $7.1 million to seat firmly on the sixth rank.
Rounding up the list up to number ten placed in order are Touchstone Pictures' "The Guardian" with $5.8 million, Lionsgate's "Employee of the Month" with $5.2 million, indie feature "One Night with the King" with $4.1 million, and Paramount's "Jackass: Number Two" with $3.3 million.