Columbia/Revolution'sAre We There Yet'opened top on an estimated $18.5m at the weekend, dominating a three-day periodthat was blighted by massive blizzards across northeastern America.
BrianLevant's poorly reviewed romantic comedy starring Ice Cube And Nia Longaveraged $6,829 on 2,709 screens and knocked Paramount's drama Coach Carter into second place on$11m for $43.2m after two weekends.
FocusFeatures' genre label Rogue Pictures opened Assault On Precinct 13 in sixth place on $7m.
Jean-FrancoisRichet's remake of John Carpenter's 1976 thriller has grossed $8.6m sinceopening last Wednesday and rode into town on the back of strong write-ups.
Itstars Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne and averaged $3,056 on 2,297 screens.
Universal'sMeet The Fockersslipped one place to third and became the second biggest live-action comedy ofall time after raising its running total to $247.7m after five weekends. Thechampion remains 1990's Home Alone on $285.5m.
Universal'sIn Good Companystayed in fourth on $8.5m for $28m, while Twentieth Century Fox's Elektra continued itslacklustre theatrical run as it slipped five places to tenth in its secondweekend on $3.8m for $20.2m.
Nextweekend's wide releases include Lions Gate's video game horror adaptation AloneIn The Darkstarring Christian Slater and Tara Reid; and Twentieth Century Fox's thriller HideAnd Seek,which stars Robert De Niro and Famke Janssen.
Thereare also planned expansions for Lions Gate's A Love Song For Bobby Long starring John Travoltaand Scarlet Johansson, and Warner Bros' Million Dollar Baby, which stars HilarySwank, Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood.
EstimatedTop Ten US Jan 21-23 2005
Film (Distributor)/International distribution/Estimated weekend gross/Estimatedtotal to date
1 (-) AreWe There Yet'(Columbia/Revolution) SPRI $18.5m --
2 (1) Coach Carter (Paramount) UIP $11m $43.2m
3 (2) Meet The Fockers (Universal) DreamWorks Int'l $10.2m $247.7m
4 (4) In Good Company (Universal) Various $8.5m $28m
5 (3) Racing Stripes (Warner Bros) Summit Entertainment $7.1m $27.3m
6 (-) Assault On Precinct 13 (Rogue Pictures) Focus Features $7m $8.6m
7 (9) Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom Of The Opera (Warner Bros) OdysseyEntertainment $5m $33.6m
8 (6) White Noise(Universal) Mandate Pictures $5m $49.4m
9 (7) The Aviator(Miramax) Miramax Int'l $4.8m $58m
10 (5) Elektra(Fox) Fox Int'l $3.8m $20.2m