Ghost Rider won over the American audiences for another week as the film grossed slightly more than $20 million to claim the throne. Despite a decline of nearly 56 percent, the comic flick was able to fend off all of this weekend’s new releases. Jim Carrey had to settle for second with The Number 23, which brought in $14.6 million over the three day period. While the results were not inline with his previous entries the film did fare better than its contenders. Reno 911!: Miami managed a decent $10.2 million, The Astronaut Farmer opened with $4.4 million, Amazing Grace brought in $4.05 million and The Abandon scrapped up a disappointing $782,000. Ghost Rider might have to enjoy this while it last because with the release of David Fincher’s Zodiac, Wild Hogs and Black Snake Moan next weekend, time could be up for the rider from hell.
Here is this weekend’s top ten films.
1. Ghost Rider $20,067,443
2. The Number 23 $14,602,867
3. Bridge to Terabithia $14,157,645
4. Reno 911!: Miami $10,273,477
5. Norbit $9,825,021
6. Music & Lyrics $7,652,433
7. Breach $5,994,950
8. Daddy’s Little Girls $4,815,337
9. The Astronaut Farmer $4,454,319
10. Amazing Grace $4,054,542