CATEGORIES Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Independent, Thrillers, Disney, Warner Brothers, Box Office, Family Films, Remakes and Sequels, Cinematical Indie, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeI was trying to think of some clever line about how undercover cops busted the pirates, but it wouldn't come so I'll just give it to you straight: Miami Vice knocked Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest off the top of the box office heap this weekend. In its opening three days, Michael Mann's return to his classic 80s TV show made about $22 million on just over 3000 screens, as compare to POTC3's $20.5 million (from about 3500 screens). The folks at Disney probably aren't shedding too many tears, however, because their movie's domestic haul has now reached a company record $358.4 million in only four weeks of release.
In addition to Miami Vice, John Tucker Must Die also had a successful open this weekend, earning a very solid $14.1 million in its debut. The Ant Bully, on the other hand, was a disappointment for Warner Bros., taking in only $8.1 million from 500 fewer screens than John Tucker. Based on the charts, it looks like all the kids were seeing Monster House instead; the film hung strong with $11.5 million, good enough for a solid fourth place in its second weekend.
And, though it didn't make enough overall to get into the top 20 this weekend, Little Miss Sunshine did great business in just a few theaters, taking in a staggering $50,980/screening.
Full numbers are after the jump.
1. Miami Vice, $25.2 million
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, $20.5 million
3. John Tucker Must Die, $14.1 million
4. Monster House, $11.5 million
5. The Ant Bully, $8.1 million
T6. Lady in the Water, $7 million
T6. You, Me and Dupree, $7 million
8. Little Man, $5.1 million
9. The Devil Wears Prada, $4.8 million
10. Clerks II, $3.9 million