The step dancing fever has indeed become an epidemic among the moviegoers if looking on the prolonged success of "Stomp the Yard." Yes, the urban dance drama again comes out as the No. 1 movie in its second round on the weekend box office after satisfyingly gathering $12.2 million, slightly above "Night at the Museum" that still manages to add $12 million into its second place-feedbag.
Behind the family-friendly comedy pops up musical drama "Dreamgirls" on the heels of its Golden Globe Award last Monday for the best comedy or musical feature title. Rises one notch from its last-week position, the Paramount Pictures release this time collects $8 million to firmly put newcomer "The Hitcher" on the fourth place as the thriller remake opens below pundits' expectation at $7.8 million.
Last week-third holder "Pursuit of Happyness", secures the next slot with $6.3 million followed by inspired-by-true-story drama "Freedom Writers" and "Pan's Labyrinth" on the sixth and seventh rank, respectively. The former sadly has to go down one level from its previous spot after only pulling $5.2 million while the latter in contrast jumps eleven places for its attainment to garner $4.5 million worth of tickets, thanks to Picturehouse's decision to expand it from 194 to 609 screens.
The rest positions, lined up in order up to no. 10, go to Alfonso Cuaron's dystopian thriller "Children of Men" with $ 3.7 million, Stephen Frears' royal drama "The Queen" with $3.4 million, and Luc Besson's animated feature "Arthur and the Invisibles" with $3 million dollars.