Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

Flightplan

$24,600,000
$24,600,000

1
2

Corpse Bride

$20,100,000
$20,600,000

2
3

Just Like Heaven

$9,800,000

$29,900,000

2
4

Roll Bounce

$8,000,000
$8,000,000

1
5

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

$7,500,000
$62,300,000

3
6

Lord of War

$4,900,000
$17,200,000

2
7

The 40 Year Old Virgin

$4,200,000

$96,900,000

6
8

The Constant Gardener

$2,200,000
$27,500,000
4
9

Transporter 2

$2,100,000
$39,800,000
4
10
Cry Wolf
$2,100,000
$7,300,000
2
The dead ruled the box office last week but had to settle for second place this time around while Jodie Foster searched for her kid on a jumbo jet in Flightplan, leaving Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated film Corpse Bride in a nearby graveyard.  The remains of Reese Witherspoon trailed behind as the necromance Just Like Heaven took third.  

The wheeled feet and disco of Roll Bounce funked up a few bucks as The 40 Year Old Virgin continues its inexorable crawl to the $100 million mark.  March of the Penguins finally waddles off the list after hanging around for many weeks, while David Cronenberg’s critical darling A History of Violence draws some early attention in limited release. 

September ends with a busy weekend as History opens wide against Joss Whedon’s Serenity, the taut bods of Into the Blue, and the golf movie The Greatest Game Ever Played.