Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

Talladega Nights

$23,000,000
$91,200,000

2
2

Step Up

$21,000,000
$21,000,000

1
3

World Trade Center

$19,000,000

$26,800,000

1
4

Barnyard

$10,000,000
$34,000,000

2
5

Pulse

$8,400,000
$8,400,000

1
6

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

$7,200,000
$392,400,000

6
7

The Descent

$4,600,000

$17,500,000

2
8

Zoom

$4,600,000
$4,600,000
1
9

Miami Vice

$4,500,000
$55,100,000
3
10

Monster House

$3,300,000
$63,600,000
4

Reinforcing William Goldman’s Hollywood theory that "Nobody knows anything", the critically impaired dance movie Step Up trotted up the chart, just a foxtrot behind Will Ferrell’s racing comedy Talladega Nights. Oliver Stone’s 9/11 drama/re-enactment World Trade Center might not be "too soon", but it’s also not "too successful". 

As Johnny Depp and his high seas escapades inch ever closer to $400 million, the long-delayed horror flick Pulse and Tim Allen’s non-comeback Zoom struggle to be seen. Barnyard continues to exist in polygonal stasis, and The Descent keeps a few people creeped out in the caves.
Next weekend brings the movie we’ve theoretically all been awaiting: Snakes on a Plane. Other possibilities include the magician flick The Illusionist, the college comedy Accepted, and the double-Duff Material Girls.