According to The Hollywood Reporter, Batman got an assist from witches, zombies and a valiant little Volkswagen, yet the combination could not keep Hollywood from sinking to its longest modern boxoffice slump. Batman Begins took in approximately $26.8 million to remain the top movie for the second-straight weekend, lifting its 12-day total to $121.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Overall business tumbled despite a rush of familiar new titles -- Bewitched, a Love Bug update and the latest zombie tale from director George Romero, Land of the Dead.

Revenues for the top 12 movies came in at $116.5 million, down 16% from the same weekend last year, when Fahrenheit 9/11 opened as the top movie with $23.9 million. It was the 18th weekend in a row the boxoffice declined, passing a 1985 slump of 17 weekends that had been the longest since analysts began keeping detailed figures on movie grosses.

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