Monday, October 6, 2008
Box Office: 'Chihuahua' Knocks 'Eagle' Out of No. 1
Walt Disney's canine comedy 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua' took the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office with an estimated $29 million, pushing Shia LaBeouf's 'Eagle Eye' to the second spot, studio estimates showed.
The film about a ritzy Beverly Hills Chihuahua who finds herself lost while on vacation in Mexico and seeks help to return home stars Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis, Andy Garcia and George Lopez.
The Paramount-Dreamworks collaboration 'Eagle Eye,' starring Michelle Monaghan and Billy Bob Thornton, took in an estimated $17.7 million for the weekend and has made $54.6 million overall. The movie is the story of two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met.
Debuting at No. 3 with an estimated $12 million was 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist,' a dramedy by Sony's Screen Gems about about two people thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living, and live, loud music. The film stars Michael Cera and Kat Dennings.
Taking the fourth spot, with $7.4 million, was Warner Bros' 'Nights in Rodanthe,' starring Richard Gere as a doctor who travels to see his estranged son and ends up beginning a life-changing romance with an unhappily married woman (Diane Lane) at a North Carolina inn.