In a lucky coincidence for those laying in wait for opportunities to make analogies concerning the triumph of good versus evil, Just Like Heaven
beat The Exorcism of Emily Rose
at the box office this weekend. But just barely: Exorcism
made $115.3 million (a disappointing if unsurprising 50% dropoff from its debut) to Heaven
's $16.5 million. The week's second highest debut was Andrew Niccol's Lord of War
, which hit third place with $9.2 million. Elsewhere, 40 Year-Old Virgin
crossed the $90 million mark (and should hit $100 million by the end of the month), and March of the Penguins
collected another $2.6 million, bringing its overall total to $70.4 million in its 12th week. It's slowly but surely gaining on Fahrenheit 9/11
for the title of the highest grossing documentary of all time, but it's got a good $50 million left to go. Full top ten after the jump.
1. Just Like Heaven - $16.5 million.
2. The Exorcism of Emily Rose - $15.3 million.
3. Lord of War - $9.2 million.
4. The 40 Year-Old Virgin - $5.8 million.
5. Cry Wolf - $4.6 million.
6. The Transporter 2 - $4.0 million.
7. The Constant Gardener - $3.7 million.
8. Red Eye - $2.9 million.
9. March of the Penguins - $2.6.
10. Wedding Crashers - $2.5 million.