Warner Bros' The Dukes Of Hazzard kicked the hides of the competition overthe weekend as the TV adaptation opened on an estimated $30.6m.
Overall the top 12 titles grossed $102.5m, up 5% against the sameweekend last year.
Starring Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville and JessicaSimpson, The Dukes Of Hazzard follows two brothers as they try to stop a politician turninglocal land into a mine. It opened to generally poor reviews but averaged $8,077on 3,785 screens.
New Line's comedy The Wedding Crashers showed remarkable staying power as itfell one place to second in its fourth weekend on $16.5m for a superb $144.1mrunning total.
WarnerBros' Charlie And The Chocolate Factory fell one to third on $10.6m for $169 in its fourth weekend, while BuenaVista's family picture Sky High alsodropped one place to fourth for $32.1m after two weekends.
Rounding out the top five was another Warner Bros romantic comedy- Must Love Dogs -which remained in fifth place; it has grossed $26.3m after two weekends.
Warner Independent Pictures' MarchOf The Penguins reached its highest rankingto date in its seventh weekend on release, climbing four to sixth on $7.1m fora mighty $26.4m cumulative total.
Sony's military action picture Stealth fell three to seventh in its secondweekend on $5.8m for $24.5m.
Fox's Fantastic Four ranks eighth in its fifth weekend on $143.8m, Paramount's WarOf The Worlds rankedninth in its sixth weekend on $224.6m, and DreamWorks' The Island is 10th on $30.9m after three weekends.
Next weekend's wide releases are Sony's comedy Deuce Bigalow:European Gigolo starringRob Schneider; Paramount's revenge drama Four Brothers starring Mark Wahlberg; and Universal'sGothic mystery Skeleton Key, which stars Kate Hudson and Gena Rowlands.
Estimated Top Ten US Aug 5-7 2005
Film(Distributor)/International distribution/Estimated weekend gross/Estimatedtotal to date
1(-) The Dukes Of Hazzard (WarnerBros) Warner Bros Pictures Intl $30.6m -
2(1) Wedding Crashers (New Line)New Line Int'l $16.5m $144.1m
3 (2) Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures Int'l$10.6m $169m
4 (3) Sky High (Buena Vista) BVI $9m $32.1m
5 (5) Must Love Dogs (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures Int'l $7.4m $26.3m
6 (10) March Of The Penguins (Warner Independent Pictures) Wild Bunch $7.1m $26.4m
7 (4) Stealth (Sony) SPRI $5.8m $24.5m
8 (6) Fantastic Four (Fox) Fox International $4.1m $143.8m
9 (9) War Of The Worlds (Paramount) UIP $3.6m $224.6m
10 (7) TheIsland (DreamWorks)Warner Bros Pictures Int'l $3.1m $30.9m