Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

As if the current administration needed another signifier of its dwindling esteem in the eyes American public, the much-touted new biopic of our sitting president–a somewhat Bush-unfriendly one at that–pulled up lame at this weekend's box office. Oliver Stone's W. limped in at No. 4 with $10.55 million, behind two other new releases and a pack of talking dogs that refuse to go away.

Max Payne turned out to be the big draw this weekend, coming out on top with a solid $18 million. Not far behind, Beverly Hills Chihuahua continued its disheartening reign at the top of the charts, falling only slightly to No. 2 in its third week with $11.2 million–which puts it on track to pull in $100 million of beleaguered parents' hard-earned dinero. Despite opening in the fewest number of theaters this weekend, the period drama The Secret Life Of Bees made a respectable No. 3 showing with $11.05 million. Eagle Eye proved enduring, snagging No. 5 in its fourth week with $7.34 million, ahead of sophomore contenders Body Of Lies at No. 6 ($6.88 million) and Quarantine ($6.3 million). Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist dropped from No. 5 to No. 8 with $3.9 million, ahead of dark-horse newbie Sex Drive, which netted $3.57 million. Nights In Rodanthe rounded out the top 10 with $2.68 million in its fourth week.


More detailed numbers can be found at boxofficemojo.com.

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