Ewan McGregor's new futuristic action film The Island and BILLY BOB
THORNTON's baseball comedy Bad News Bears failed to make a dent in the top
three at the US box office this weekend (24JUL05).
Johnny Depp's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY stayed on top for a second
week with a $28.3 million (GBP15.7 million) take, while comedy WEDDING CRASHES
stayed in second spot with a very healthy $26.2 million (GBP14.5 million)
Fantastic Four was a distant third, while The Island debuted at four with
a disappointing $12.1 million (GBP6.7 million) and Bad News Bears opened in
fifth with $11.5 million (GBP6.4 million).
It was a great week for low-budget movies - acclaimed rap film HUSTLE +
FLOW opened in seventh place with an impressive $8.1 million (GBP4.5 million)
and Rob Zombie's controversial horror movie THE DEVIL'S REJECTS opened in
eighth place with $7
million (GBP3.9 million).