Samuel L. Jackson's Carter Tops Fockers
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson has finally put those Fockers in their place.
The leading man's new movie, Coach Carter, in which he plays a real-life high school mentor who puts basketball on hold so his players can get up their grades, took the top spot on the box office this weekend, taking in $23.6 million and ending the three-week reign of the all-star Meet the Fockers.
Fockers, starring Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand, has so far brought in $230.8 million, according to studio estimates.
The films were followed by a strong opening for the live-action and computer-animated family film Racing Stripes, about a zebra with identity issues, and, expanding its release, the Dennis Quaid-Topher Grace comedy-drama In Good Company, which also stars Scarlett Johansson.
The opening of Jennifer Garner's action flick Elektra, a spinoff of the Marvel Comics adaptation Daredevil, proved less than electrifying, taking in $12.5 million.
The weekend's Top 10, according to industry estimates, were as follows:
1. Coach Carter, $23.6 million
2. Meet the Fockers, $19 million
3. Racing Stripes, $14 million
4. In Good Company, $13.9 million
5. Elektra, $12.5 million
6. White Noise, 12.2 million
7. The Aviator, $4.8 million
8. Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events, $4 million
9. The Phantom of the Opera, $3.55 million
10. Ocean's Twelve, $2.9 million