Memorial Day Weekend Box Office

1)Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $126 million

2)The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $28.6 million

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3)Iron Man $25.6 million

4)What Happens in Vegas $11.1 million

5)Speed Racer $5.2 million

6)Baby Mama $4.2 million

7)Made of Honor $4.2 million

8)Forgetting Sarah Marshall $2.1 million

9)Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay $1.2 million

10) The Visitor $917,000

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull took in an estimated $126 million over the course of this four day weekend. That makes it the second highest grossing Memorial Day opener of all time, second only to last year's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. That film took in $139.8 million during the same time frame. Worldwide, this new addition to the Indiana Jones series took in an estimated $269 million. While this take didn't break any new records, it is Paramount's largest world opening to date, and will make Kingdom of the Crystal Skull one of the top ten biggest film openings in history.

No other major film was released this weekend, which allowed for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian to stay in the second place position with $28.6 million, which brings its cumulative grosses to $96.6 million. Iron Man continues to hit strong, floating in the third place spot with $25.6 million. Its cumulative grosses after this weekend are at $257 million.

A couple of smaller films opened to modest grosses at the Art House cinema. The Children of Huang Shi earned $47,900 on seven screens, while John Cusack's War, Inc. nabbed $36,500 on just two screens.

Next week, Indy must face off against the estrogen fueled Sex and the City: The Movie and the Liv Tyler thriller The Strangers. Who will come out on top? I'd bet on the sex starved women of New York.

B. Alan Orange