CATEGORIES Comedy, Horror, Romance, Thrillers, Box Office, Family Films, Newsstand, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeV for Vendetta roared to the top of the box office this weekend, its take of about $26 million out-earning the nearest competition by more than $10 million. While that total - on just under 3400 screens - sounds pretty impressive, it's believed to be below the studio's opening weekend hopes. Meanwhile She's the Man, the week's other debut, met estimates with $11 million, which was enough to make it the fourth-highest earner of the weekend. Finishing second was Failure to Launch which, with a take of $15.8 million, fell 35% from last week's chart-leading totals. In third was The Shaggy Dog with $13.6 million, the audience for which fell only slightly after last week's open - thanks to families with small kids, this one might have some staying power. Wrapping up the top five was The Hills Have Eyes, which took in $8.1 million; the film's $28.8 million total after just two weeks in release is nearly twice its budget.
Full numbers are after the jump.
1. V for Vendetta $26.1 million
2. Failure to Launch $15.8 million
3. The Shaggy Dog $13.6 million
4. She's the Man $11 million
5. The Hills Have Eyes $8.1 million
6. 16 Blocks $4.7 million
7. Eight Below $4.2 million
8. Madea's Family Reunion $3 million
9. The Pink Panther $2.5 million
10. Aquamarine $2 million