Mission: Impossible III stayed red hot for the second straight week to stay atop the weekend box office. Even though it dropped 50% from opening weekend, the third installment of the Tom Cruise franchise took in $24.5 million dollars; that puts its total up to just under $85 million. Considering it $150 million, there's still a lot of room to make up to break even.
Coming in second in its opening weekend was Poseidon with $20.3 million; many analysts expected a close race between this and MI:3. The Josh Lucas/Kurt Russell remake of the 1972 classic should stay close to the top in next weekend's race, but could drop one spot with The Da Vinci Code and Over the Hedge opening on May 19th.
The Robin Williams family comedy, RV is still wheeling and dealing landing in at number three; dropping in numbers, it still raked in a cool $9.5 million to up its total to $43 million. The film also stars Cheryl Hines as his wife, and Jo Jo and Josh Hutcherson as his two kids on an adventure through Colorado.
Lindsay Lohan must be a little unlucky; her headlining teen comedy, Just My Luck opened in 4th place with a disappointing $5.5 million in the first weekend. The film stars Lohan as a very lucky employee in a PR firm, until she loses her 'luck' to a guy after she kisses him.
And making a serious push is the horror/thriller, An American Haunting at number 5; the Courtney Solomon-helmed haunted movie goers for $3.7 million dollars. The film is based on the true story of the Bell Witch in 1800's Tennessee, which is the only known case of a spirit killing a human. Starring newcomer Rachel Hurd-Wood, the film has now taken in taken in $11 million.
Rounding out the top 10, at number 6, Universal's United 93, which tells the story of the 4th plane to get hijacked on September 11th, 2001; the film made $3.6 million this weekend, bringing its total up to $25.6 million.
In the seventh spot, Disney's Stick It with $3 million; the gymnastics film has vaulted to a total of $22.2 million. Starring Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym as coach and gymnast as Missy attempts to overcome herself and make it to the Olympics.
The 8th position goes to Ice Age: The Meltdown with just under $3 million. But that brings its numbers up to $187 million domestically for the spring so far. Internationally, the 2nd film in the series has hit the top spot on the international charts every week since the release over a month ago.
In 9th place, Screen Gems' Silent Hill got lost in the shuffle and only made $2.2 million this weekend; that puts the film's total at $44.5 million. Based on the very popular video game, Silent Hill finds a mother on the search for her missing daughter in a town of ghosts.
And finally, at number 10, Hoot with $2.1 million; in its second week, the New Line film has made a total of $6.2 million. Three newcomers headline the film, Logan Lerman, Brie Larson, and Cody Linley, in a race to save owls from being displaced due to major construction.
Next weekend, there should be a new number one film; a good guess would be DreamWorks' Over the Hedge. Celebrity voices galore in the animated flick including Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Wanda Sykes, Steve Carell, Thomas Haden Church, William Shatner, Avril Lavigne, and Alison Janney - just to name a few.