Reason #908047 why America sucksam 17.07.2006 00:02:42 von Smart Ape - Got a lump of coal from RSPW
Little Man made over 20 million dollars.
Johnny Depp's hit "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel ruled the waves at the
North American box office for a second weekend, while two new comedies were
in a tight race for the distant No. 2 slot.
According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, Walt Disney Co.'s "Pirates
of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Curse" earned $62.2 million during the
three-day period beginning July 14. Its 10-day total stands at $258.2
million, making it the biggest movie of the year so far.
Disney officials declined to predict the film's eventual total, but
observers expect a possible third weekend at No. 1 as it nears $300 million.
Some targets include $340 million, the studio record set by "Finding Nemo,"
and $380 million, the sum earned by last year's biggest movie, "Star Wars:
Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith."
The Wayans brothers lowbrow comedy "Little Man" claimed second spot with
about $21.7 million, just ahead of fellow rookie "You, Me and Dupree" with
$21.3 million. Rankings could change when final data are released on Monday,
although the estimates did not provoke any dispute between the films'
"Little Man" stars Marlon Wayans as a jewel thief whose face is grafted onto
the two-foot body of a child actor. It was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans,
and also stars Shawn Wayans. The movie, which cost about $64 million to
make, exceeded the expectations of its distributor, Columbia Pictures. The
Sony Corp.-owned studio had hoped for an opening in the high-teens, on par
with the $19 million opening of the siblings' previous effort, "White
"You, Me and Dupree," a $54 million film starring Owen Wilson in a familiar
slacker role, this time as the houseguest from hell, turned in a "solid
showing," according to Nikki Rocco, president of distribution at Universal
Exit polling indicated women made up 58 percent of the audience, a tribute
to the appeal of both Wilson and co-star Kate Hudson. Matt Dillon also
stars. Universal is a unit of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal Inc.
Rounding out the top-five were Warner Bros.' "Superman Returns" with $11.6
million, and 20th Century Fox's "The Devil Wears Prada" with $10.4 million,
both down two places in their third weekends. Their respective totals stand
at $183.6 million and $83.6 million.
The top-10 contained one other new entrant, the limited-release sci-fi saga
"A Scanner Darkly," which rose nine places to claim the final spot with $1.2
million. The Warner Independent Pictures release, featuring animated
likenesses of Keanu Reeves and Robert Downey, Jr., has earned $1.8 million
after two weeks. It was playing in just 216 theaters, while most of the top
movies were in more than 3,000 theaters each.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Independent Pictures are units of Time
Warner Inc. 20th Century Fox is a unit of News Corp.
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--- Proud loser of TWO 2004 RSPW Poster Awards and several in 2005.
--- 3rd Highest Vote-Getter in KORSPW 2005
--- In the Final Four of the 2006 RSPW Rumble
--- Ranked 4th on Lvubun's Top 127 RSPW Posters of 2005