Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

Transporter 2

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

1
2

The 40 Year Old Virgin

$16,500,000
$71,900,000

3
3

The Constant Gardener

$10,800,000

$12,600,000

1
4

Red Eye

$9,300,000
$45,300,000

3
5

The Brothers Grimm

$7,900,000
$27,600,000

2
6

Four Brothers

$6,400,000
$64,300,000

4
7

Wedding Crashers

$5,700,000

$195,700,000

8
8

March of the Penguins

$5,400,000
$63,400,000
11
9

The Skeleton Key

$4,000,000
$43,800,000
4
10

The Cave

$3,700,000
$11,700,000
2
Traditionally the long Labor Day holiday is one of the slowest box office weekends, but previous years didn’t have a balding delivery man stomping on the accelerator and people’s asses.  The sequel Transporter 2 sped away with a tidy sum over the 4-day weekend (nearly twice last year’s top taker), enough to drive the amusing abstinence of The 40 Year Old Virgin into second place.   

The Fiennes/Weisz thriller The Constant Gardner (which had a 2-day head start) left the air antics of Red Eye at the jetway, but Wes Craven’s flick still has plenty of fuel in its tanks.  The appropriately titled Nick Cannon comedy Underclassman, one of the last in the Great Miramax Purge, got left back in 11th with just $3 million.  Which was still almost three times as much as the sci-fi cheesefest A Sound of Thunder way down in 17th.  Ray Bradbury would surely be whirling in his casket, were he actually dead. 


Next weekend brings the Drama with Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Lopez chipping at An Unfinished Life, while Elijah Wood gets into crime in Green Street Hooligans and Tom Wilkinson gets into some devil in The Exorcism of Emily Rose.