Weekend Box Office
1) Kung Fu Panda $60 million
2) You Don't Mess with the Zohan $40 million
3) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $22.8 million
4) Sex and the City: The Movie $21.3 million
5) The Strangers $92. million
6) Iron Man $7.5 million
7) The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $5.5 million
8) What Happens in Vegas $3.4 million
9) Baby Mama $779,000
10) Made of Honor $775,000
Po the Panda didn't listen to Adam Sandler's advice. He Messed with the Zohan and made off with $60 million dollars at the box office this weekend, which made the DreamWorks animated film Kung Fu Panda the number one gunner on the charts. Kids and parents alike seemed to enjoy this karate-kicking mini-classic, which stared the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, and Seth Rogen.
Adam Sandler's Mossad agent that fakes his own death to become a hairstylist chugged into second place with a pretty decent $40 million take. Audiences tired of Sandler's shtick actually called You Don't Mess with the Zohan one of his better efforts in the last couple of years. A lot of people are crediting the writing talents of Robert Smigel and Judd Apatow for the reason it didn't suck.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull dropped to number three with $22.8 million, which puts its total grosses at $253 million. The poor girls of Sex and the City: The Movie dropped all the way down to number four with a $21.3 million take. Their cumulative box office earnings currently reside at $99.2 million, so it should clear over $100 million by next weekend, making it a bonafide hit.
On the arthouse scene, Mongol managed to take in $133,000 on five screens. When Did You Last See Your Father? made off with $41,100 on eight screens. The Seann William Scott supermarket comedy The Promotion earned $28,900 on just six screens. And the Heather Graham pregnancy comedy Miss Conception scrapped together about $1,500 on a meager three screens.