Faced with the modest threat of three new releases, Paramount's thriller Disturbia held on to the number one spot for the third weekend in a row as an estimated $9.1m elevated its running total to $52.2m.

This was an extremely slow weekend - how often does the top film gross less than $10m' - however box office will shift up a gear or five next weekend when Spider-Man 3 launches the blockbuster season.

Sony Pictures executives will be looking to Spidey to regain his opening weekend crown from Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which launched last summer on a record $132m three-day gross.

Buena Vista's supernatural mystery The Invisible with Justin Chatwin and Margarita Levieva opened in second place on an uninspiring $7.6m, while Paramount's sci-fi thriller Next with Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore surprised with its third-place debut on a dismal $7.2m.

The only other new release to break into the top 10 was Lionsgate's action title The Condemned starring Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones, which launched in ninth place on $4m. Yari Film Group's comedy Kickin' It Old Skool starring Jamie Kennedy opened in 11th place on $2.8m.

Elsewhere the roster remained the same as audiences bided their time before next weekend's Spider-Man 3 kicks off what is expected to be the biggest May in history. Shrek The Third opens on May 18, while Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End launches over Memorial Day Weekend on May 25.

Apart from Spider-Man 3, which stars the regular core cast of Tobey Maguire, Kirtsen Dunst and James Franco, next weekend's wide releases include Warner Bros' Las Vegas-set drama Lucky You starring Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore.

Estimated Top 10 North America Apr 27-29, 2007
Film (Distributor)/International distribution/Estimated weekend
gross/Estimated total to date
1 (1) Disturbia (Paramount) PPI $9.1m $52.2m
2 (-) The Invisible (Buena Vista) BVI $7.6m -
3 (-) Next (Paramount) Initial Entertainment Group $7.2m -
4 (2) Fracture (New Line) NLI $7.1m $21.3m
5 (3) Blades Of Glory (Paramount) PPI/UPI $5.2m $108.1m
6 (5) Meet The Robinsons (Buena Vista) BVI $4.8m $88.4m
7 (6) Hot Fuzz (Rogue Pictures) UPI $4.8m $12.4m
8 (4) Vacancy (Screen Gems) SPRI $4.2m $13.9m
9 (-) The Condemned (Lionsgate) Lionsgate $4m -
10 (7) Are We Done Yet' (Sony) SPRI $3.4m $43.8m