After three weeks, there's a new box office champ - Stomp the Yard. The hip-hop dance drama took the top spot at theaters debuting with $22 million, notes Box Office Mojo. Columbus Short and Meagan Good star, along side R&B sensations Chris Brown and Ne-Yo.
Night at the Museum came in second laughing up $17.1 million at the box office, and an extremely impressive three week total of $185.7 million. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, and Dick Van Dyke star in the comedy.
Will Smith and son Jaden star in The Pursuit of Happyness; the film came in third with $9.1 million and a five week total of $134 million. Inspired by the real-life story of a man, who went from homeless to owning one of the most successful financial companies in the country.
Dreamgirls sang its way to fourth place. Starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson, the film is a mirror of what The Supremes went through in the sixties. The musical brought in $8.1 million over the weekend for a five week total of $64.9 million.
Freedom Writers finished in fifth with $7.1 million, and an $18.4 million total over two weeks. Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey star in the true story, based on a teacher who changed the rules to teach kids in the inner city.
Children of Men dropped three spots to sixth with $6.4 million; Clive Owen stars as a man trying to save a young girl in the action drama set in the future. The drama has made $21 million in three weeks.
A star-studded cast in Alpha Dog came in seventh place, debuting with $6.1 million. Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, and Sharon Stone star in the crime drama based on the kidnapping of a teen by Jessie James Hollywood. The film was almost blocked by the real James, who's awaiting trial in a California jail.
The horror flick, Primeval debuted this week with $5.9 million in eighth place; it's also based on the true story of the most notorious serial killer in history. Prison Break's Dominic Purcell stars, along side Orlando Jones.
A fantastic cast for Arthur and the Invisibles, the half animated, half live-action film stars Freddie Highmore and Mia Farrow; Freddie also gets animated underground to help find a treasure and save his family's home. Part of the voice cast includes Madonna, Snoop Dogg, David Bowie, and Emilio Estevez; the flick made $4.3 million.
Rounding out the top ten is The Good Shepherd. The drama stars Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, and Robert DeNiro, who also directs; it tells the story of how the CIA was formed. It took in $3.9 million, and a total of $54.2 million over four weeks.