From looking at this weekend's box office numbers, it's quite obvious parents were desperate to get the kids out of the house and into a nice, comfy darkened theater. The animated flick Open Season (starring Ashton Kutcher and Martin Lawrence) topped all with $23 million, while Kutcher's live-action pic The Guardian sank into second place taking home a decent $17.7 million.
Both Kutcher films proved to be a bit too much for Johnny Knoxville and friends, as Jackass: Number Two (last week's number one) slid all the way down to third place with a crisp $14 million. However, I'm sure they're not complaining about a sweet 10-day total of $51.5 million. Not a whole lot of folks were interested in yet another dorky Jon Heder performance ( I know I wasn't), as School for Scoundrels opened in fourth with $9.1 million, and Jet Li's Fearless rounded out the top five with $4.7 million. It's also important to note that The Queen (which debuted Saturday on three screens in NYC) took home a ridiculous $123,000 in just two days, while The Last Kind of Scotland (four theaters in NYC and LA) nabbed $143,252.
Full numbers after the jump.
1. Open Season, $23 million.
2. The Guardian, $17.7 million.
3. Jackass Number Two, $14 million.
4. School for Scoundrels, $9.1 million.
5. Jet Li's Fearless, $4.7 million.
6. Gridiron Gang, $4.5 million.
7. The Illusionist, $2.8 million.
8. Flyboys, $2.3 million.
9. The Black Dahlia, $2.1 million.
10. Little Miss Sunshine, $2 million.