MGM's swansong release The Amityville Horror opened top of the North American chartsat the weekend, dominating a lackluster weekend as it grossed an estimated$23.3m.
The $19m MGM/Dimension Films picture stars Ryan Reynolds andMelissa George as an ill-fated couple who move into a haunted house. AndrewDouglas directed the remake of the 1979 chiller, which drew mostly poorreviews.
In second place was Paramount's adventure Sahara, which added $13.1m for a $36.4m runningtotal., while Fox's romantic comedy Fever Pitch stayed in third on $8.8m for a $23.9mtotal after two weekends.
Dimension's Sin City fell two to fourth on $6.7m for $61.3m, while Columbia's comedy GuessWho rounded out the topfive on $4.9m for $57.6m.
Next weekend's wide releases include Universal's thriller TheInterpreter starringNicole Kidman and Sean Penn; New Line's comedy King's Ransom starring Anthony Anderson; and BuenaVista's romantic comedy A Lot Like Love, which stars Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet.
Estimated Top Ten US Apr 15-17 2005
Film (Distributor)/International distribution/Estimated weekendgross/Estimated total to date
1 (-) The Amityville Horror (MGM/Dimension) Fox International/BVI $23.3m
2 (1) Sahara (Paramount) Summit Entertainment $13.1m $36.4m
3 (3) Fever Pitch (Fox) Fox Int'l $8.8m $23.9m
4 (2) Sin City (Dimension) Miramax Intl $6.7m $61.3m
5 (4) Guess Who (Columbia) SPRI/Regency $4.9m $57.6m
6 (5) Beauty Shop (MGM) Fox International $3.8m $31.3m
7 (6) Robots (Fox) Fox International $3.6m $115.7m
8 (7) Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Int'l $2.9m$41.6m
9 (8) The Pacifier (Buena Vista) BVI/Spyglass $2.4m $103.7m
10 (10) TheUpside Of Anger (NewLine) Media 8 Entertainment $1.9m $14.9m