Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

$28,300,000
$114,100,000

2
2

Wedding Crashers

$26,200,000
$80,900,000

2
3

Fantastic Four

$12,200,000

$122,500,000

3
4

The Island

$12,100,000
$12,100,000

1
5

Bad News Bears

$11,500,000
$11,500,000

1
6

War of the Worlds

$8,800,000
$208,300,000

4
7

Hustle and Flow

$8,100,000

$8,100,000

1
8

The Devil’s Rejects

$7,000,000
$7,000,000
1
9

Batman Begins

$4,700,000
$191,100,000
6
10

March of the Penguins

$4,700,000
$9,200,000
5
What is the world coming to?  It’s summer time, a Michael Bay movie gets released… and doesn’t even crack the top three.  Even with 50% off Wonka candy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory stuck to the top spot for the second week in a row, followed closely by Wedding Crashers.  Even the critically savaged Fantastic Four (which is actually kind of a fun movie) kept the Ewan and Scarlett clones from climbing anywhere near first place.  Fortunately the Bad News Bears are accustomed to losing, so fifth place probably doesn’t sting so bad.  Maybe it’ll make Paramount question their endless slate of upcoming remakes.  But I doubt it.

But there’s even more new faces further down the chart.  Hustle and Flow (which crunked the hell out of Devin — review HERE) bopped into place just above the gritty Devil’s Rejects, which like Rob Zombie’s first movie House of 1000 Corpses will probably do crackin’ business on DVD (and will probably be conveniently released in time for Halloween).  And the documentary March of the Penguins waddles into 10th place during its first week of wide release. 


Next weekend closes out July with an odd, colorful mix: the loud plane movie Stealth, the Cusack/Lane romcom Must Love Dogs and the Disney superhero flick Sky High.