Final box office results for the weekend, delayed because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, were released Tuesday. They showed Sony Screen Gems' Stomp the Yard leading the field with $21.8 million. (It took in $25.9 million over the four-day holiday.) The movie replaced Night at the Museum, which had held the lead over the previous three weekends. The Ben Stiller comedy, which earned $17.1 million over the weekend, has now grossed $190.5 million and is poised to become the first $200-million movie of the new year by this weekend. Three other newcomers fared poorly. Universal's Alpha Dog opened with $6.4 million; Disney's Primeval took in $6.0 million; and MGM's Arthur and the Invisibles tanked with just $4.3 million.

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Media by Numbers (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):
1. Stomp the Yard, Sony Screen Gems, $21,833,312, 1 Wk. ($25,876,318 (4 Days); 2. Night at the Museum, 20th Century Fox, $17,162,357, 4 Wks. ($190,503,618); 3. The Pursuit of Happyness, Sony, $8,901,206, 5 Wks. ($138,082,302); 4. Dreamgirls, Paramount/Dreamworks, $8,362,451, 5 Wks. ($67,101,078); 5. Freedom Writers, Paramount, $7,324,853, 3 Wks. ($20,172,832); 6. Alpha Dog, Universal, $6,412,775, 1 Wk. ($7,411,750 - 4 Days); 7. Children of Men, Universal, $6,371,335, 4 Wks. ($22,415,823); 8. Primeval, Disney, $6,048,315, 1 Wk. ($6,792,318 - 4 Days); 9. Arthur and the Invisibles, MGM, $4,294,936, 1 Wk. ($5,702,789 - 4 Days); 10. Charlotte's Web, Paramount, $3,786,488, 5 Wks. ($73,731,304).



17/01/2007