Memorable Opening for Moore in Forgotten
Other than that, business was skimpy this weekend, though the zombie satire Shaun of the Dead, which tickled most reviewers' fancies, debuted promisingly.
The Katie Holmes comedy First Daughter, which seemed like a rerun of January's Mandy Moore movie Chasing Liberty, opened weakly in a tie for fourth place.
In limited release, The Motorcycle Diaries, about revolutionary Che Guevara's youthful escapades across South America, opened in only three theaters but averaged $52,351 per screen, the Associated Press reports. By comparison, The Forgotten had an average of $7,088 in 3,104 screens.
The weekend's Top 10, according to studio estimates, were as follows:
1. The Forgotten, $22 million
2. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, $6.7 million
3. Mr. 3000, $5 million
4. (tie) First Daughter, $4 million
4. (tie) Resident Evil: Apocalypse, $4 million
6. Cellular, $3.7 million
7. Wimbledon, $3.4 million
8. Shaun of the Dead, $3.3 million
9. Without a Paddle, $2.4 million
10. Hero, $2.3 million