Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

Miami Vice

$25,100,000
$25,100,000

1
2

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

$20,400,000
$358,300,000

4
3

John Tucker Must Die

$14,000,000

$14,000,000

1
4

Monster House

$11,500,000
$43,800,000

2
5

The Ant Bully

$8,100,000
$8,100,000

1
6

You Me and Dupree

$7,000,000
$59,000,000

3
7

Lady in the Water

$7,000,000

$32,000,000

2
8

Little Man

$5,100,000
$50,100,000
3
9

The Devil Wears Prada

$4,700,000
$106,600,000
5
10

Clerks 2

$3,900,000
$18,400,000
2

Apologies to the few of you who were searching for the box office report last week — I was returning (and then recovering) from the trip to San Diego for Comic Con. Now I’m back with the sack! Of money. 

Anyway, after a month of pillaging the high seas and every land mass in between, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest finally relinquished the stolen throne to a pair of cops from another established franchise, Michael Mann’s glossy big-screen version of his own TV series Miami Vice.

The teen carpet-bombing advertising approach obviously assisted John Tucker Must Die, but the CG animated movie of the moment The Ant Bully seemed to get lumped in with other sub-Pixar movies while Monster House continues its reign of neighborhood terror.  Woody Allen’s Scoop hit a few hundred theaters and wrangled a per-screen average on par with the pirates. Meanwhile, Superman has left us once again. Will he return?

Next weekend brings Will Ferrell’s NASCAR comedy Talladega Nights, a Robin Williams thriller I know nothing about called The Night Listener, yet another generic-looking CG-animal movie Barnyard, and the rather excellent horror flick The Descent.