Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

Just Like Heaven

$16,500,000
$16,500,000

1
2

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

$15,300,000
$52,000,000

2
3

Lord of War

$9,200,000

$9,200,000

1
4

The 40 Year Old Virgin

$5,800,000
$90,600,000

5
5
Cry Wolf
$4,500,000
$4,500,000

1
6

Transporter 2

$4,000,000
$36,500,000

3
7

The Constant Gardener

$3,600,000

$24,300,000

3
8
Red Eye
$2,900,000
$55,200,000
5
9
March of the Penguins
$2,500,000
$70,400,000
13
10
Wedding Crashers
$2,500,000
$203,600,000
10
The appeal of a deceased Reese Witherspoon was strong enough to compel the devil from the top spot this weekend as the ladies and their reluctant boyfriends/husbands flocked to the romcom Just Like Heaven, kicking the already-profitable Exorcism of Emily Rose to second place. 

Satan still had enough power to keep a gunrunning Lord of War named Nic Cage to third place, while Rogue Pictures’ internet-slasher cheapie Cry Wolf logged on with $4.5 million, far better than Dimension’s dumped horror flick Venom, which barely scared up a half million.  Limited release films Proof, Everything is Illuminated and Thumbsucker had strong per-screen averages, while Sam Jackson and Eugene Levy already ceased being The Man of the top 10.

Next week, Jodie Foster takes to the skies in Flightplan, Johnny Depp takes to stop-motion necrophilia in The Corpse Bride, and 70s roller jams come to the 21st century in Roll Bounce.