Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

Talladega Nights

$14,100,000
$114,600,000

3
2

Snakes on a Plane

$13,800,000
$15,200,000

1
3

World Trade Center

$10,800,000

$45,000,000

2
4

Accepted

$10,100,000
$10,100,000

1
5

Step Up

$9,800,000
$39,400,000

2
6

Barnyard

$7,400,000
$45,900,000

3
7

Little Miss Sunshine

$5,600,000

$12,700,000

4
8

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

$5,000,000
$401,000,000
7
9

Material Girls

$4,600,000
$4,600,000
1
10

Pulse

$3,500,000
$14,700,000
2

Like some kind of theatrically released ouroboros, Snakes on a Plane seemed to swallow its own hype (for possible reasons already delineated by Devin HERE). New Line’s long-buzzed serpentine thriller never reached cruising altitude, instead hitting the runway behind Will Ferrell’s racing comedy Talladega Nights, now making its third lap. So don’t expect to see Sam Jackson’s federal agent fighting other species on various modes of transport.

Oliver Stone’s tragedytainment World Trade Center found more people eager to relive those horrifying moments than go back to college, leaving the comedy Accepted off the dean’s list, while Little Miss Sunshine gets noticed as it arrives on a few hundred more screens. Ed Norton’s magic man The Illusionist also performed some impressive chicanery on a handful of screens, so expect those tricks to hit a few more theaters in the near future. 
Next weekend brings a dreadful summer season to a dreary close with the feel-good football flick Invincible, the endlessly delayed musical Idlewild, the Broken Lizard drinking comedy Beerfest and the teen drama How to Eat Fried Worms.