Not the best debut for movies opening this weekend, with one film not even cracking the top ten.
"Tropic Thunder" remained in the No. 1 spot for a third straight week in a row with $11.5 million.
Vin Diesel's sci-fi mumble fest "Babylon AD" premiered at No. 2 with $9.7 million, a disappointment considering the film's $70 million budget.
"The Dark Knight" rose one spot to No.3 with a weekend gross of $8.8 million. With a total of $502.4 million it is now the second highest grossing movie in Hollywood history. That's of course not counting inflation, in which case "The Dark Knight" would have to take in about $900 million to beat the all time champion "Titanic". I'm sure, however, that no one over at Warner Bros. is crying over that fact.
"The House Bunny" fell from No. 2 to No. 4 this weekend with $8.3 million, while Don Cheadle's espionage action flick "Traitor" debuted at No. 5.
AND NOW FOR THIS WEEK'S REAL LOSERS or AMERICAN AUDIENCES AREN'T AS DUMB AS I THOUGHT THEY WERE
Appears that Labor Day weekend isn't exactly the best time for juvenile comedies. "College" a campus comedy that prides itself on fraternity gross out humor, opened at No. 15 with $2.1 million.
But the biggest relief comes from knowing I will not have to set myself on fire, which is what I would have done had "Disaster Movie" came in No. 1. Competing with several other films opening the same weekend, and hopefully audiences wising up to just how bad these 'parody' movies are, "Disaster Movie" opened at No. 7 with $6.1 million.
Way to go America. I'm proud of you - until you make "Disaster Movie" the No. 1 selling DVD.