This week four new releases, though they all did ok business, were nevertheless unable to surpass Pixar's Cars, which became the first movie in a long damn time to hold onto the top spot in the weekend box office race. Cars, which experienced a (totally normal, though perhaps not for Pixar films) drop of about 48% from its opening returns, took in an estimated $31.2 million from almost 4000 screens. Roaring into the second spot with his fake accent and stretchy pants was Jack Black, whose Nacho Libre made a respectable $27.5 million; on almost exactly the same number of screens (around 3000), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift made about $24.1 million, good enough for third place. The weekend's other two debuts, The Lake House and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, finished in the fourth and sixth spots respectively.

Interestingly, The Break-Up continues to do fairly strong business, finishing fifth for the weekend and running its total domestic earnings to just over $91 million. Since the movie cost $52 million to make, I think it's safe to say the folks at Universal are very pleased with their weird relationship movie and its tabloid-magnet stars. On the other side of the coin is WB's sad, sad Poseidon. After a month and a half in release, it's made about $56 million, barely a third of its reported budget. Dear me.

As you know, full numbers are after the jump.

1.     Cars, $31.2 million
2.     Nacho Libre, $27.5 million
3.     The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, $24.1 million
4.     The Lake House, $13.7 million
5.     The Break-Up, $9.5 million
6.     Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, $7.2 million
6.     X-Men: The Last Stand, $7.2 million
8.     The Omen, $5.4 million
9.     The Da Vinci Code, $5 million
10.     Over the Hedge, $4 million