Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

Batman Begins

$26,700,000
$121,600,000

2
2

Bewitched

$20,200,000
$20,200,000

1
3

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

$16,700,000

$125,400,000

3
4

Herbie: Fully Loaded

$12,700,000
$17,800,000

1
5

Land of the Dead

$10,200,000
$10,200,000

1
6

Madagascar

$7,300,000
$160,000,000

5
7

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

$6,200,000

$358,600,000

6
8

The Longest Yard

$5,400,000
$141,800,000
5
9
The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl
$3,400,000
$30,400,000
3
10
Cinderella Man
$3,200,000
$49,500,000
4
While it would’ve been nice to see Land of the Dead‘s flesh-eaters shamble into theaters and consume the competition, alas, it wasn’t meant to be.  Although considering it premiered on 1,000 fewer screens than other newcomers, George Romero’s return to the zombie genre handled itself admirably.

But it was the Bat that bested the challengers, taking the roost again in its second week with another $26 million and keeping the Ferrell/Kidman remake/romcom Bewitched wiggling in second.  
Pretty assassins reached the finish line before the Disney vehicle with Lohan at the wheel, and Madagascar proves you don’t need green ogres or Pixar (or even a good title) to become a profitable CG-animated movie. 


Next week, we duke it out with the aliens (again) in War of the Worlds, and only Martin Lawrence’s b-ball comedy Rebound got game.