Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

Eight Below

$25,000,000
$25,000,000

1
2

Date Movie

$22,300,000
$22,300,000

1
3

The Pink Panther

$21,000,000

$46,600,000

2
4

Curious George

$15,300,000
$33,400,000

2
5

Final Destination 3

$12,500,000
$38,200,000

2
6

Firewall

$10,300,000
$28,600,000

2
7

Freedomland

$7,000,000

$7,000,000

1
8

Big Mommas House 2

$5,800,000
$62,700,000
4
9

When a Stranger Calls

$5,800,000
$42,000,000
3
10

Nanny McPhee

$5,100,000
$39,200,000
4
(Note that these estimated figures also include Monday)

Lost dogs and bad parodies were the hot items over the long weekend (hey, Happy Presidents Day!), with Paul Walker’s Eight Below battling Alyson Hannigan post-Buffy career slide Date Movie, which already made back its budget and therefore threatens a sequel.

Speaking of questionable creative choices, Steve Martin is still holding his own with the Pink Panther remake, but the Sam Jackson/Julianne Moore racial thriller Freedomland slammed into the Firewall. The Oscar frontrunner Brokeback Mountain finally rode off into the sunset, and if you were looking for the Russian import Night Watch, it only opened on three screens so far but did booming biz. 

Next week continues Paul Walker Month with the crime flick Running Scared, while Tyler Perry makes an ugly broad in Madea’s Family Reunion and the Weinsteins let their CG toon hound Doogal out of the pen.