''Sin City'' tops the box office its opening weekend
''Sin City'' tops the box office its opening weekend. ''Beauty Shop'' and ''Guess Who'' come in second and third, respectively
Another comic book inspired movie, another No. 1 opening. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City, starring Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, and Clive Owen, topped the box office charts this weekend, premiering with $28.1 million, according to studio estimates. That’s just behind the $29.8 million debut of the similarly-themed Keanu Reeves thriller Constantine, which opened with $29.8 million earlier this year. It also marks a significant improvement over Willis’ last entry, Hostage, which debuted last month with only $10.2 million.
Second place went to Queen Latifah’s comedy Beauty Shop, which grossed $13.5 million over the Friday-to-Sunday period and $17.3 million since hitting theaters last Wednesday. Its two predecessors, Barbershop and Barbershop 2, each premiered with over $20 million.
Last week’s top film, Guess Who, slipped 37 percent to $13 million, while Robots fell only 23 percent to $10 million. With a total so far of $104.6 million, it’s only the second 2005 release (after Hitch) to cross the $100 million mark. And as expected, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous rounded out the top five with $8.4 million, down 40 percent from its debut last weekend. Apparently Sandra Bullock’s tiara has lost some of its luster.