“Pirates” Walks The Plank To The Top For 2nd Week!

The box office was “down” this weekend following 8 consecutive “up” weekends.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” finished first within expectations with $62.2 million, a 54% drop from its opening weekend. The blockbuster has now totaled $258.2m, passing $250m in 10 days.

The Wayans Brothers’ “Little Man” opened a stronger-than-expected second with $21.7m, barely squeeking past “You, Me and Dupree” which earned $21.3m. These two could potentially switch places before numbers for the weekend are finalized.

“Superman Returns” earned a less-than-super $11.6m (a 47% drop), bringing its total to $163.6m

“The Devil Wears Prada” is turning out to be the surprise hit of the summer, earning $10.4m (a drop of only 30%). It’s total is now $83.5m. There’s even a small Oscar buzz gathering around Meryl Streep’s performance.

Those are this weekend’sTop 5.

Final numbers will come in on Monday.

(Numbers Not Yet Final)

1) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest: $62.2m (dropped 54%) Total: $258.2m

2) Little Man: $21.7m (opening)

3) You, Me and Dupree: $21.3m (opening)

4) Superman Returns: $11.6m (dropped 47%) Total: $163.6m

5) The Devil Wears Prada: $10.4m (dropped 30%) Total: $83.5m

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