Audience focus moved dueNorth from the Caribbean to Florida at the weekend as Universal's Miami Vice displaced the pirates with an estimated $25.2mopening.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest continued to break records however, while Warner Bros' Lady In TheWater plummeted to seventh place andFox's The Devil Wears Pradaconsolidated its $100m-plus status.
Miami Vice stars Colin Farrelland Jamie Foxx as undercover police officers and is based on the more lighthearted1980s TV series. Michael Mann's big screen version opened to mixed reviews.
Buena Vista's pirates yarn fell one place to second on $20.5m for $358.4m afterfour weekends and has overtaken Finding Nemo's $339.7m to become Disney's biggest domesticrelease in history.
Dead Man's Chest overtook theoriginal's $305.4m final tally this week and ranks as the biggest release ofthe year to date. Disney stablemate Cars - currently in 14th place - remains the secondbiggest on $234.6m.
Fox's comedy John Tucker Must Dieopened to poor reviews in third place on $14.1m and stars the relativelyunknown Jesse Metcalfe as a womanising student who gets his come-uppance. BettyThomas directed.
Warner Bros' well reviewed animated feature The Any Bully, voiced by Julia Roberts and Nic Cage among others, producedby Tom Hanks and directed by John A Davis, opened in fifth on a disappointing$8.1m.
Fox's The Devil Wears Pradacrossed $100m on Jul 26 and added $4.8m for an impressive $106.7m domesticrunning total.
M Night Shyamalan is experiencing the worst domestic run of any of his picturessince he rose to prominence with The Sixth Sense seven years ago.
Lady In The Water fell fourplaces to seventh in its second week and stands at $32.1m. The mystery isreleased through Warner Bros after the filmmaker failed to agree terms with hislongtime distributor Disney.
The comedy Little Miss Sunshine,which Fox Searchlight picked up at Sundance and stars Steve Carell, GregKinnear, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin and Abigail Breslin, opened in limitedrelease and grossed an excellent $356,863 from seven theatres.
Overall box office finished 6.3% above the corresponding weekend of 2005, whileattendance climbed approximately 3%.
Next weekend's wide releases are Lionsgate's horror picture The Descent starringShauna Macdonald and Natalie Mendoza; Miramax's mystery The Night Listener starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette;Paramount's animated feature Barnyard; and Sony's comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby, which stars Will Ferrell and John C Reilly.
Estimated Top Ten North America Jul 28-30, 2006
Film (Distributor)/Internationaldistribution/Estimated weekend gross/Estimated total to date
1 (-) Miami Vice (Universal) UIP $25.2m -
2 (1) Pirates Of The Caribbean:Dead Man's Chest (Buena Vista) BVI$20.5m $358.4m
3 (-) John Tucker Must Die (Fox)Fox Int'l $14.1m -
4 (2) Monster House (Sony) SPRI$11.5m $43.9m
5 (-) The Ant Bully (Warner Bros)WBPI $8.1m -
6 (4) You, Me And Dupree (Universal)UIP $7m $59m
7 (3) Lady In The Water (WarnerBros) WBPI $7m $32.1m
8 (5) Little Man (Sony) SPRI$5.1m $50.2m
9 (9) The Devil Wears Prada (Fox)Fox Int'l $4.8m $106.7m
10 (6) Clerks II (MGM) TWC $3.9m$18.5m