Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

V for Vendetta

$26,100,000
$26,100,000

1
2

Failure to Launch

$15,800,000
$48,400,000

2
3

The Shaggy Dog

$13,600,000

$35,800,000

2
4

She’s the Man

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

1
5

The Hills Have Eyes

$8,000,000
$28,700,000

2
6

16 Blocks

$4,700,000
$30,100,000

3
7

Eight Below

$4,200,000

$73,100,000

5
8

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion

$3,000,000
$60,000,000
4
9

The Pink Panther

$2,500,000
$78,600,000
6
10

Aquamarine

$2,000,000
$15,600,000
3

I don’t know if I’d consider V for Vendetta the "dangerous" movie that some have labeled it, but even if it is, audiences were looking for a little danger this weekend. More than, say, a broad romcom or a hairy former TV sitcom star, at least. Anyway, the Wachowskis’ latest movie (let’s call it what it is) blew up the box office with a solid $26 million, but we’ll see how word of mouth carries it. 

Amanda Bynes is still taking shots with the teen comedies, but I guess not many girls/pervs wanted to see her as a him in She’s the Man. Or they just stayed home and rented Just One of the Guys. It was still more enticing than Vin Diesel with hair — his courtroom dramedy Find Me Guilty got handed a verdict of Bomb with a bleak $600k opening. Time to break out the night-vision eyes again!  

Next week has Spike Lee’s cops-and-robbers movie Inside Man going against the killer videogame flick Stay Alive, and if you’re a complete idiot there’s also a new Larry the Cable Guy movie for some unholy reason.