War comedy TROPIC THUNDER has kept its grip on the top of the U.S. box office, after earning an impressive $16.1 million (GBP8.05 million) during its second week of release.
The Ben Stiller-directed film, which stars Stiller, as well as Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black, beat The House Bunny into second place.
The Anna Faris-starring comedy still managed an impressive haul of $15.1 million (GBP7.55 million) in its first week, forcing another new opener, Death Race, into third place, with takings of $12.3 million (GBP6.15 million),
The Dark Knight kept its place in the top four, now boasting total U.S. takings of $489 million (GBP244.5 million). Animation Star Wars: The Clone Wars finished fifth with $5.7 million (GBP2.85 million).
The Longshots, directed by Fred Durst and starring Ice Cube, and The Rocker, starring Rainn Wilson, were the flops of the week; earning just $4.3 million (GBP2.15 million) and $2.8 million (GBP1.4 million) respectively.