Despite four new films opening wide over the weekend, the box office was down more than 10 percent from the same week last year. The top film, Lakeview Terrace, starring Samuel L. Jackson, collected an estimated $15.6 million. It pushed last week's winner, the Coen brothers' Burn After Reading to second place with $11.3 million. My Best Friend's Girl opened in third place with $8.3 million, followed by the animated Igor , which opened in fourth with $8 million. Ghost Town, starring Ricky Gervais, debuted in eighth place with $5.2 million.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Media by Numbers 1 . Lakeview Terrace, $15.6 million; 2. Burn After Reading , $11.3 million; 3. My Best Friend's Girl, $8.3 million; 4. Igor, $8 million; 5. Righteous Kill, $7.7 million; 6. Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys, $7.5 million; 7. The Women, $5.3 million; 8. Ghost Town, $5.2 million; 9. The Dark Knight , $3 million; 10. The House Bunny , $2.8 million.

22/09/2008