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Box Office Analysis, June 19: 'Cars' Stays in the Lead

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Jun 19, 2006 | 5:24am EDT

Disney-Pixar's animated comedy Cars continued to lead the pack for the second weekend in a row at the North American box office, taking in another $31.1 million.

Jack Black’s newest laffer Nacho Libre, in which he plays as a cook at a Mexican orphanage who takes up wrestling to buy better food for the kids, debuted in second place with $27.5 million, while the third Fast and the Furious installment Tokyo Drift opened in third with $24.1 million.

Speed co-stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock reunited for the romantic drama The Lake House, which debut in the fourth spot with $13.7 million. And finally, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, the last new opener this weekend, came in sixth with $7.2 million.

The Top 12 pics this week grossed an estimated $139 million, down 5.42 percent from last weekend’s total of $147 million but up 7.34 percent from last year's draw of $129.5 million.

The Top Three films at the box office this time last year were: Warner Bros. Batman Begins, which opened at No. 1 with $48.7 million in 3,858 theaters, averaging $12,635 per theater; 20th Century Fox’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith, which dropped to second place in its second week with $26 million in 3,451 theaters, averaging $7,545 per theaters; and DreamWorks’ Madagascar, which dropped to third place in its fourth week with $10.7 million in 3,533 theaters, averaging $3,039 per theaters (Click here to read last year's box office report).

BOX OFFICE TOP 10, ESTIMATES

(Source: Exhibitor Relations, Inc.)

No. 1: Cars (Buena Vista, G)

• Gross: $31.1 million (-48%)

• Weeks opened: 2

• Theaters: 3,988

• Per-theater average: $7,819

• Cume to date: $114.5 million

No. 2: Nacho Libre (Paramount Pictures, PG)

• Gross: $27.5 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 3,070

• Per-theater average: $8,962

No. 3: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (Universal, PG-13)

• Gross: $24.1million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 3,027

• Per-theater average: $7,962

No. 4: The Lake House (Warner Bros., PG)

• Gross: $13.6 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2,645

• Per-theater average: $5,166

No. 5: The Break-Up (Universal, PG-13)

• Gross: $9.5 million (-53%)

• Weeks opened: 3

• Theaters: 3,146 (+71)

• Per-theater average: $3,020

• Cume to date: $91.9 million

No. 6: Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (20th Century Fox., PG)

• Gross: $7.2 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2,946

• Per-theater average: $2,444

No. 7: X-Men: The Last Stand (20th Cent Fox, PG-13)

• Gross: $7.1 million (-56%)

• Weeks opened: 4

• Theaters: 2,812 (-868)

• Per-theater average: $2,543

• Cume to date: $215.5 million

No. 8: The Omen (20th Cent Fox, R)

• Gross: $5.3 million

• Weeks opened: 2

• Theaters: 2,723 (unchanged)

• Per-theater average: $1,965

• Cume to date: $46.8 million

No. 9: The Da Vinci Code (Sony, PG-13)

• Gross: $5 million (-52%)

• Weeks opened: 5

• Theaters: 2,413 (-906)

• Per-theater average: $2,072

• Cume to date: $198.5 million

No. 10: Over the Hedge (DreamWorks, PG)

• Gross: $4 million (-60%)

• Weeks opened: 4

• Theaters: 2,606 (-921)

• Per-theater average: $1,553

• Cume to date: $138.7 million

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