Foxs ALIEN VS. PREDATOR (with vfx by The Moving Picture Co., Cinesite (Europe), Double Negative and Framestore CFC) blew away the competition over the weekend ended Aug. 15, 2004. In its debut, AVP collected $38.2M, giving Fox an historic streak of six consecutive openers greater than $20M (that also includes MAN ON FIRE, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, GARFIELD, DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY and I, ROBOT).
Debuting in second place with $22.9M was Buena Vistas THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2: ROYAL ENGAGEMENT. DreamWorks COLLATERAL slipped from first to third with $16.1M and a two-week cume of $52.5M. Warner Bros. YU-GI-OH! THE MOVIE, meanwhile, debuted at number four with an impressive $9.4M. Universals THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (with vfx by ILM) came in fifth with $8.6M and $139.6M to date. Buena Vistas THE VILLAGE (also with vfx by ILM) dropped to sixth with $7.1M and only $99.8M over three weeks. Paramounts THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE remake fell to seventh place with $6M and a disappointing three-week cume of $47.9M. Foxs I, ROBOT (with vfx by Digital Domain and Patrick Tatopoulos Design) took the eighth spot with $3.8M and $133.9M to date. Sony Revolutions LITTLE BLACK BOOK came in ninth with $3.7M and $14.6M. And Sonys SPIDER-MAN 2 (with vfx from Sony Pictures Imageworks and Radium Inc.) settled for 10th place with $3.5M and a total of $360.9M, well short of the $403M posted by its predecessor. Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.