New Disney family film Beverly Hills Chihuahua found its way to the top this past weekend, grossing an impressive $29 million. Last weekend’s box office-topper, Eagle Eye, took the number two spot with $17.7 million. Michael Cera comedy Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist claimed number three with a gross of $12 million while number four went to the romantic Nights in Rodanthe (last week’s number two) with $7.4 million. Rounding out the top five was Ed Harris’ critically acclaimed Western Appaloosa. The buzzed-about How To Lose Friends & Alienate People came in well below expectations, making only $1.4 million and barely hanging on at number 19.
Next week’s new films include the Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe thriller Body of Lies, horror flick Quarantined and inspirational true story The Express. Will one of these films be able to send Chihuahua running for the hills? Find out in next Monday’s Top of the Box Office report.