5 movies to challenge No. 1 rank of `Flightplan'

Box Office

September 30, 2005

LOS ANGELES -- It's shaping up as a busy weekend as Oliver Twist, Serenity, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Proof and A History of Violence vie for movie-goers' attention. But will any of them be able to outdraw Jodie Foster's thriller Flightplan?

Here are the top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters last Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.:

............................................. Weekend...No.of...Per...Gross

Rk(lw)...Title (Studio)............gross*...screens...location...Wks total*

1( -)Flightplan (Disney)...$24.6...3,424...$7,193...1...$24.6

2 (-)Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (Warner Bros.)

$19.1...3,204...$5,975...2...$19.7

3(1)Just Like Heaven (DreamWorks) ...$9.6...3,509...$2,742...2...$29.8

4(-)Roll Bounce (Fox Searchlight)...$7.6...1,625...$4,659...1...$7.6

5(2)Exorcism of Emily Rose (Sony Screen Gems) $7.4...3,045...$2,446...3...$62.3

6(3)Lord of War (Lions Gate)...$5.0...2814...$1,789...2...$17.4

7(4)The 40 Year-Old Virgin (Universal)...$4.3...2,581...$1,670...6...$96.9

8(7)The Constant Gardener (Focus)...$2.3...1,282...$1,813...4...$27.7

9(6)Transporter 2 (20th Century Fox) ...$2.2...1,726...$1,290...4...$39.9

10(5)Cry Wolf (Focus-Rogue)...$2.2...1,787...$1,225...2...$7.5

11(10)March of the Penguins (Warner Independent) ...$1.7...1,405...$1,244...14...$72.8

12(11)An Unfinished Life (Miramax)...$1.7...888...$1,893...3...$5.7

13(9)The Wedding Crashers (New Line)...$1.3...1,225...$1,034...11...$205.5

14(8)Red Eye (DreamWorks)...$1.1...1,575...$710...6...$57.0

15(14)Four Brothers (Paramount)...$0.9...814...$1,084...7...$72.5

16(-)Proof (Miramax)...$0.8...84...$9,943...2...$1.1

17(13)The Brothers Grimm (Miramax)...$0.6...996...$640...5...$37.4

18(-)A History of Violence (New Line)...$0.5...14...$36,857...1...$0.5

19(15)Sky High (Disney)...$0.4...526...$819...9...$62.3

20(12)The Man (New Line)...$0.4...870...$439...3...$8.1

* in millions

Next Week

IN HER SHOES -- Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette are sisters in this latest film from director Curtis Hanson. (20th Century Fox)

WALLACE AND GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT -- Nick Parks' tinkering inventor and his silent canine accomplice come to the screen in all their Claymation glory. (DreamWorks)

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED -- Liev Schreiber directs this adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel. (Warner Independent Pictures)

Oct. 14

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK -- CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow faces down Sen. Joseph McCarthy in this film directed by George Clooney. (Warner Independent Pictures)

ELIZABETHTOWN -- Orlando Bloom returns to his Kentucky home after his father's death in this film by Cameron Crowe. (Paramount Pictures)

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