Charlie And The Chocolate Factory stayed top and passed $100m in itssecond weekend at the North American box office over the weekend, butDreamWorks' The Islandflopped in fourth place and overall box office fell back into its familiarslump.
The Warner Bros champion added an estimated $28.3m for a $114.1mrunning total, while New Line's The Wedding Crashers remained in second place on $26.2m for$80.9m in its second weekend.
Fox's Fantastic Four stayed in third place on $12.3m for $122.6m, while The Island performed way below expectations as itopened on $12.1m.
Michael Bay's cloning thriller stars Ewan McGregor and ScarlettJohansson and failed to impress the critics or filmgoers, averaging $3,875 on3,122 screens.
Opening in fifth on $11.5m was Paramount's remake of the 1976 hit BadNews Bears about adisillusioned former pro baseball player who takes on coaching duties of achildren's team.
Billy Bob Thornton and Greg Kinnear star in the film which drewmediocre reviews and averaged $3,612 on 3,183.
Slipping two to sixth was Paramount's War Of The Worlds, which became the second biggest pictureof the year so far to cross $200, as it added $8.8m for $208.3m. Episode III remains the one to beat in 2005 on$376m.
The ubiquitous Paramount scoredanother hit, this time through its Paramount Classics division, with a gooddebut for Craig Brewer's acclaimed Sundance rap drama Hustle & Flow, which opened in seventh place on $8.1m for a $7,916average on 1,013 screens.
Opening one place behind on $7m was Lions Gate Films' horrorsequel The Devil's Rejects from Rob Zombie. The picture drew mixed reviews and averaged aso-so $3,984 on 1,757.
Warner Bros titles rounded out the top ten, as Batman Begins fell four to ninth on $4.7m for $191.1m,closing in on $200m after six weekends.
Warner Independent Pictures' documentary March Of The Penguins broke into the top ten in its fifthweekend on $4.3m for $9.2m; it is working its way up the all-time documentarybox office rankings as it closes in on $10m.
Overall the top 12 pictures combined for a $128.9m box office,down 7% against the same weekend last year.
Next weekend's wide releases are Sony Pictures' action adventure Stealthstarring Josh Lucas,Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx; Warner Bros' romantic comedy Must Love Dogs starring Diane lane and John Cusack; andBuena Vista's family comedy Sky High, which stars Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston.
Estimated Top Ten US July 22-24 2005
Film (Distributor)/International distribution/Estimated weekendgross/Estimated total to date
1 (1) Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures Int'l$28.3m $114.1m
2 (2) The Wedding Crashers (New Line) New Line Int'l $26.2m $80.9m
3 (3) Fantastic Four (Fox) Fox International $12.3m $122.6m
4 (-) The Island (DreamWorks) Warner Bros Pictures Int'l $12.1m -
5(-) Bad News Bears (Paramount)UIP $11.5m -
6 (4) War of the Worlds (Paramount) UIP $8.8m $208.3m
7 (-) Hustle & Flow (Paramount Classics/MTV Films) UIP $8.1m -
8 (-) The Devil's Rejects (Lions Gate Films) Lions Gate Films Int'l $7m -
9(5) Batman Begins (Warner Bros)Warner Bros International $4.7m $191.1m
10 (12) MarchOf The Penguins (WarnerIndependent Pictures) Wild Bunch $4.3m $9.2m