Looks like most moviegoers tend to have fun spending their weekend in theaters instead go for some gun-banging actions judging from their inclination toward "Epic Movie."
Exceeding industry expectations, the comedy spoof satisfyingly emerges as the top holder of weekend box office ended January 28, 2007, selling $18.6 million worth of tickets to soar above the solid $14.6 million its fellow newcomer "Smokin' Aces" has collected. Nevertheless, the gangland saga sure has made its way to push "Night at the Museum" one step down as the Fox release scores far below at $9.55 million.
Suffers more is last week's champ "Stomp the Yard" which falls heavily to number four as it only manages to add up $7.68 million into its pocket with another new release "Catch and Release" trailing closely behind after successfully strives to hit $7.65 million.
On the sixth slot seats "Dreamgirls" that sadly has to go three step down from its previous position following its fair attempt to garner $6.7 million despite a boost in its theater count. Though so, the musical drama delightfully is able to top other Oscar contenders "The Pursuit of Happyness", "Pan's Labyrinth", and "The Queen" on the chart as the threesome turn out to earn $4.98 million, $4.77 million, and $4 million, respectively, for the next three positions.
Making up the top ten of the list is "The Hitcher", Dave Meyer's remake of the 1986 thriller of the same title. Slipping six places from its last-week spot, the picture pulls $3.6 million to raise its total gross to $13.4 million in its second spin on the chart.