"Scary" Weekend for Spoof Competitors

WeinsteinCo's Scary Movie 4 made a huge pile of cash over the holiday weekend, demolishing Panic Room's $30 million Easter haul from a few years back. The silly sequel scared up an amazing $41 million from more than 3,600 screens -- and yes, Scary Movie 5 will be hitting theaters at this time next year. (Shocker, eh?)

Still going pretty darn strong in second place was Fox's Ice Age: The Meltdown, which added another $20 million to its (impressively) grand total of $147 million. Third place went to another returnee: Sony's The Benchwarmers fell 49% to snag $10 million in its second weekend, giving it a total haul of about $36 million.



Disney's unkindly-reviewed The Wild debuted in 4th place, pulling in just under $10 million from 2,800 theaters, while the dance-hall drama Take the Lead took the fifth spot with $6.7 million (and a $22.5 million total).

Next week's wide releases look to be Universal's satire American Dreamz, Fox's Secret Service thriller The Sentinel, and Sony's horror flick / video game adaptation Silent Hill.

For a closer look at the weekend numbers, pop on over to the Rotten Tomatoes Box Office Page.

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