`Flightplan' faces threat from `Wallace & Gromit'

Box Office

October 07, 2005

Can Jodie Foster's airplane thriller Flightplan stay atop the box office? Or will Wallace & Gromit or Cameron Diaz's In Her Shoes bring it back to Earth?

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters last Friday through Sunday, with distributor, gross, number of theaters, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, compiled by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. are:

Rk (lw)Title (Studio)......Weekend....No.of....Per....Gross

...................................gross*.........screens....location....Weeks total*

1 ( 1)Flightplan (Disney)...$14.8...3,424...$4,324...2...$45.9

2 (-)Serenity (Universal)...$10.1...2,188...$4,610...1...$10.1

3 (2)Corpse Bride (Warner Bros.)...$10.0...3,204...$3,131...3...$33.2

4 (18)A History of Violence (New Line)...$8.1...1,340...$6,047...2...$8.9

5 (-)Into the Blue (Sony)...$7.1...2,789...$2,531...1...$7.1

6 (3)Just Like Heaven (DreamWorks)...$6.1...3,543...$1,746...3...$38.4

7 (5)Exorcism ... Emily Rose (Sony)...$4.4...3,004...$1,458...4...$68.5

8 (4)Roll Bounce (Fox Searchlight)...$4.0...1,661...$2,426...2...$12.7

9 (-)Greatest Game ... Played (Disney)...$3.7...1,014...$3,607...1...$3.7

10 (7)The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal)...$3.1...2,152...$1,450...7...$101.4

11 (6)Lord of War (Lions Gate)...$2.5...2,125...$1,159...3...$21.6

12 (8)The Constant Gardener (Focus)...$1.4...1,004...$1,414...5...$29.9

13 (9)Transporter 2 (Fox)...$1.2...1,056...$1,099...5...$41.8

14 (16)Proof (Miramax)...$1.2...240...$4,801...3...$2.5

15 (12)An Unfinished Life (Miramax)...$1.1...805...$1,385...4...$7.5

16 (11)March ... Penguins (Warner Ind.)...$1.1...1,078...$1,034...15...$74.5

17 (10)Cry Wolf (Focus-Rogue)...$1.0...1,038...$939...3...$9.0

18 (-)Oliver Twist (Sony)...$0.9...779...$1,141...2...$1.0

19 (13)Wedding Crashers (New Line)...$0.6...676...$873...12...$206.5

20 (15)Four Brothers (Paramount)...$0.5...455...$1,024...8...$73.3

* in millions

Next Week

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)

Oct. 21

DOOM -- The popular video game series comes to the big screen with an action-adventure cast led by wrestler-turned-actor The Rock. (Universal Pictures)

SEPARATE LIES -- Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Ruppert Everett star in this story of love and infidelity. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

STAY -- A professor tries to prevent one of his students from committing suicide. With Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts. (20th Century Fox)

DREAMER -- In this Seabiscuit for kids, a trainer (Kurt Russell) and his spunky daughter (Dakota Fanning) help an injured horse heal to get a shot at the Breeders Cup. (DreamWorks)

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