''Fockers'' goes for third week at No. 1. Expect the comedy sequel to top the box office again, followed by the thriller ''White Noise''

By Dave Karger
January 07, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST
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Hello? Hasn’t everybody met the Fockers already? Apparently not, as the smash sequel Meet the Fockers could very well log a third week at the top of the box office charts.

After seeing a tiny 10 percent decline from its first weekend to its second, Fockers should take a 35 percent slip this weekend to about $27 million, bringing its three-week total past $200 million.

Meanwhile, the weekend’s only new wide release is the freaky thriller White Noise, featuring Michael Keaton (so good to see him back in a starring role, by the way). Thanks to its creepy trailers and lack of thriller competition, the film should make a lot of noise, premiering with about $19 million.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Aviator will each tumble around 40 percent, to $9 million and $7 million, respectively, while Fat Albert will round out (get it?) the top five with $6 million.