Finishing second, barely, was Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, which took in $14.1 million in its third weekend in release, pushing the movie's total domestic earnings well past $100 million. World Trade Center was off about 40% from last weekend, and held firm in third with $10.8 million, while Accepted, Universal's major new offering, finished in the fourth spot with $10.1 million. The weekend's other major debut (and SOAP's companion in not-screen-for-critics land) was Material Girls; on about 1500 screens (roughly half Accepted's exposure), the Duff sisters festival made $4.6 million. Also worth noting is the success of Little Miss Sunshine, which continued its extraordinary box office run after adding more than 500 screens to its previously limited release. The film earned $5.7 million on an impressive $8212/screening, numbers that landed it in seventh place overall.
Full numbers are after the jump.
1. Snakes on a Plane, $15.3 million
2. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, $14.1 million
3. World Trade Center, $10.8 million
4. Accepted, $10.1 million
5. Step Up, $9.9 million
6. Barnyard, $7.5 million
7. Little Miss Sunshine, $5.7 million
8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, $5 million
9. Material Girls, $4.6 million
10. Pulse, $3.5 million