Opting for style over substance in a time of turmoil, Americans sent the box office to the dogs one more time.
Americans cannot get enough of Beverly Hills Chihuahua as the Jamie Lee Curtis starring film again took the top spot at the box office. The film from Disney raked in another $17.5 million to add to its take, bringing its total to $52.5 million.
Horror-thriller Quarantine grabbed the second spot as audiences geared up for the upcoming Halloween holiday while the reunion of Leo and Russell, Body of Lies, proved fruitful with a respectable $13.1 million in its premiere weekend.
That is the highest grossing figure for an opening weekend of any War on Terror film thus far, but still proved that America would rather watch a talking dog with the financial crisis worsening than a film that reminds them of the world’s troubles.
1. Beverly Hills Chihuahua, $17.5 million
2. Quarantine, $14.2 million
3. Body Of Lies, $13.1 million
4. Eagle Eye, $11.0 million
5. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, $6.5 million
6. The Express, $4.7 million
7. Nights in Rodanthe, $4.6 million
8. Appaloosa, $3.3 million
9. The Duchess, $3.3 million
10. Fireproof, $3.2 million
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