Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Box Office is boring
By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY
Ashton Kutcher's animated character beat his live-action one this weekend as Open Season topped The Guardian in theaters.
Season, also starring Martin Lawrence, took in $23 million, according to estimates from Nielsen EDI.
The film met most projections and easily beat Kutcher's action film with Kevin Costner. The Guardian brought in $17.7 million, meeting most projections.
Season's performance marked yet another strong debut from an animated film.
Jackass: Number Two took $14 million and third place, while Billy Bob Thornton's School for Scoundrels did $9.1 million. Jet Li's Fearless was fifth with $4.7 million. Final figures are due Monday.