‘Chihuahua’ is #1 for 2nd Week in a Row
Dogs continue to rule the box office as Disney’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua takes the top spot for the second week in a row, earning $17,511,000, burying the competition. The second spot went to Fox’s Quarantine, a remake of the Spanish film REC, which debuted with $14,200,000.
Surprisingly, Body of Lies, starring Russell Crow and Leonardo DiCaprio opened in third with just $13, 120,000. A serious box office disappointment, the film received mixed to negative reviews despite the captivating perofmances.
Audiences, instead, seemed to want lighter fare as the economic woes spread from coast to coast. The action thriller, Eagle Eye, dropped just 37.8% and brought in an additional 11, 015,000, bringing its three week total to $70,551,000, confirming Shia LaBeouf as our latest action star.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist rounds out the top five with another $6,500,000, bringing it to $20,810,000 after two weeks.
Other new releases fared less well as Universal’s The Express opened in sixth place with just $4,731,000. Fox’s City of Ember, with Bill Murray, also opened poorly with just $3.2 million.
Showing slight drop offs were Appaloosa with $3,340,000 and Nights in Rodanthe taking in $4,610,000.
Several major releases have proven disappointing to the studios including Greg Kinnear’s Flash of Genius, which has brought in just Flash of Genius after two weeks, and Miracle at St. Anna, which has only $7,427,000 after three weeks of play.
And for the record, The Dark Knight is a mere $12 million shy of the $1 billion worldwide mark and continues to play across the globe, probably crossing that threshold this month.