Incredibles Beat Santa & Others at Box Office
When the dust settled and estimates of the weekend box office were made it appeared that "The Incredibles" had another incredible weekend, taking in $51 million. "The Polar Express" which opened to critical raves managed a distant second place finish with its $23.5 million weekend debut (the film has earned $30.8 million since opening Wednesday.)
Even James Bond star Pierce Brosnan was no match for the animated heavyweights this weekend. His new heist film, "After the Sunset" finished third with a $11.5 million gross. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" made a strong showing in its limited release debut (530 theatres), landing at No. 4 with $8.9 million. The Renee Zellweger sequel will receive a wide release next weekend.
The top five was rounded out by another sequel, "Seed of Chucky," which earned $8.8 million for its opening weekend.
Estimated Box Office Top 10:
01 - The Incredibles - $51 million
02 - The Polar Express - $23.5 million
03 - After the Sunset - $11.5 million
04 - Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason - $8.9 million
05 - Seed of Chucky - $8.8 million
06 - Ray - $8.4 million
07 - The Grudge - $7.1 million
08 - Saw - $6.4 million
09 - Shall We Dance?" $4.1 million
10 - Alfie - $2.8 million