Disney’s "Chicken Little" managed to stay atop the box office charts for a second consecutive weekend, despite family-friendly competition of the outer space kind. "Little" added a big $32 million egg to an omelette presently worth $80.7 million, and the folks over at Disney Animation think the thing’s pretty delicious. Debuting in second place was Sony’s "Jumanji" in Space" adventure "Zathura," which tallied a fairly decent $14 million from 3,200 screens.
Third and fourth place also went to a pair of newcomers: The Weinstein’s thriller "Derailed" pulled in $12.8 million from 2,400 theaters, while Paramount’s 50-Center "Get Rich or Die Tryin’" tried just hard enough to net $12.5 million from over 1,600 theaters.
Universal’s "Jarhead" rounded out the top 5 by adding another $12.2 million to its $47 million war-chest.
Next weekend sees the release of only two wide-openers, but they’re both well-anticipated doozies: Fox will unleash the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line," while Warner Bros. will have to be content an obscure little indie flick called "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."
As always we invite you to stop by the Rotten Tomatoes Box Office page for a closer look at all the weekend numerals.