'Barbershop' Remains A Cut Above
This weekend's four new wide releases took a little off the sides of MGM's "Barbershop" at the U.S. box office, but the ensemble comedy managed to earn an estimated $13.3 million to hold on at No. 1 fThis weekend's four new wide releases took a little off the sides of MGM's "Barbershop" at the U.S. box office, but the ensemble comedy managed to earn an estimated $13.3 million to hold on at No. 1 for the second consecutive week. The film, which stars rapper-turned-actors Ice Cube and Eve, was off 36% from its debut, but has swept up an estimated $38.9 million in 10 days of release.
The film's Epic soundtrack boasts fresh cuts by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux, and is No. 2 on Billboard's Top Soundtracks chart. Led by the Ginuwine single "Stingy," which is No. 7 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, the set has sold 88.000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The strongest performer of the box office newcomers was Fox Searchlight's "The Banger Sisters," starring Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon. The comedy rocked an estimated $10.3 million to place second, while the indefatigable "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (IFC) brought in an estimated $10 million to rank third in its 23rd weekend. The film has grossed an estimated $124.3 million to date.
Warner Bros. Pictures' "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever," starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, took fourth slot with $7.11 million, followed by Paramount's "The Four Feathers," which placed fifth with an estimated $7.1 million.
The rest of the top-10 was rounded out by "One Hour Photo" ($4.7 million), "Stealing Harvard" ($3.5 million), "Signs" ($3.5 million), "Swimfan" ($3.45 million), and "Trapped" ($3.2 million).