Channel surfers tuned into Sony's Click this weekend in large numbers as the Adam Sandler starrer from Revolution Studios posted a boxoffice rating and share worth an estimated $40 million on its debut in 3,749 theaters and captured the top spot, according toThe Hollywood Reporter. The PG-13 comedy, helmed by Frank Coraci, brought in the eighth No. 1 opening for Sandler and the seventh No. 1 opening for Sony in the year-to-date.
The tally for Click was the fourth-highest among Sandler's previous debuts, and it was his fifth film to open to $40 million or more. His most recent release was Paramount's The Longest Yard, which opened during the four-day Memorial Day holiday in 2005, tackling $47.6 million in the first three days and $58.6 million for the four days.
Buena Vista's Cars notched an estimated $22.5 million on its third lap at the boxoffice, falling off a modest 33% from a week earlier, which indicates some legs have kicked in under the animated comedy. The G-rated Pixar film, directed by John Lasseter and featuring the voices of Owen Wilson and Paul Newman, has cleared an estimated $155.9 million to date.
Defying intensified World Cup distractions and toasty weather in Europe, Warner Bros. International's Poseidon scored a surprise goal this weekend by edging out two powerful rivals -- X-Men: The Last Stand and The Da Vinci Code -- to claim the No. 1 spot internationally. Wolfgang Petersen's remake of 1972's disaster classic The Poseidon Adventure captured an estimated weekend boxoffice of $9.9 million from about 4,000 screens in 49 countries. Its international gross to date is $84.7 million. Poseidon finished No. 1 in Russia ($2.6 million from 371 screens), Brazil and Turkey and is expected to finish on top in Belgium. It also elicited solid holdover action in France ($1 million from 583 screens), placed No. 1 in Argentina and Peru and finished No. 2 in Chile.