Scary Movie 4 Sets Box Office Record
The fourth installment of the SCARY MOVIE franchise has climbed to the top of the US box office with $41 million (GBP23.4 million) in ticket sales, setting a new record for the Easter weekend. The film marks the first number one hit for the new company founded by former Miramax bosses BOB and HARVEY WEINSTEIN. After the success of Scary Movie 4, Bob Weinstein reveals he hopes to have a fifth film in the horror-spoof franchise in theaters over Easter weekend next year (07). Animated blockbuster ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN slips into second place in its third week of release taking $20 million (GBP1.4 million), and upping its 17-day total haul to $147 million (GBP84 million). ROB SCHNEIDER's baseball comedy THE BENCHWARMERS, drops one place to number three with $10 million (GBP5.7 million ). THE WILD, an animated barnyard comedy, is the only other new release in the top 10, opening in fourth place with $9.6 million (GBP5.5 million).