Sony's comedy RVpulled up to the number one spot on an estimated $16.4m as the top 12 picturesgrossed $90.7m to surpass the same weekend of 2005 by 12%.
Universal's9/11 docudrama United 93 openedto a wave of exceptional reviews in provisional second place on $11.6m, justahead of Buena Vista's gymnastics comedy Stick It on $11.3m.
Meanwhile Lionsgate's spelling bee drama Akeelah And The Bee launched in eighth place on a weaker thanexpected $6.3m.
Barry Sonnenfeld's RV, which stars Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines and Jeff Daniels andelicited below-par reviews, averaged on $4,506 on 3,639 screens.
United 93,Paul Greengrass' improvised account of passenger heroism aboard one of the fourhijacked planes on 9/11, averaged $6,465 on 1,795 screens. Sidney KimmelEntertainment co-financed the picture with Working Title, StudioCanal andUniversal Pictures.
Stick It starsJeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym in a comedy about high school gymnastics. It averaged$5,522 on 2,038 screens. Jessica Bendinger directed and Spyglass Entertainmentserved as executive producer.
Akeelah And The Bee opened to very good reviews but only averaged $2,847 on 2,195screens. Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett star and DougAtchison directed.
Overall box office has been in a healthy state over the pastseveral weeks, and to add further cheer, annual attendance to date is tracking 4%ahead of last year.
The good news can only continue next weekend with the wide releaseof Paramount's action sequel Mission: Impossible III starring Tom Cruise and Philip SeymourHoffman. Its only competition is New Line's children's film Hoot starring and Luke Wilson.
Estimated Top Ten North America Apr 28-30 2006
Film (Distributor)/International distribution/Estimated weekend
gross/Estimated total to date
1 (-) RV(Sony) SPRI $16.4m -
2(-) United 93 (Universal) UIP/StudioCanal$11.6m -
3 (-) Stick It (Buena Vista) BVI/Spyglass $11.3m -
4 (1) Silent Hill (TriStar) Focus Features $9.3m $34.2m
5 (2) Scary Movie 4 (TWC) BVI $7.8m $78.2m
6 (3) The Sentinel (Fox/Regency) Fox Intl $7.6m $25.5m
7 (4) Ice Age: The Meltdown (Fox) Fox Intl $7.1m $177.7m
8 (-) Akeelah And The Bee (Lionsgate) LFI $6.3m -
9 (5) The Wild (Disney) BVI $4.7m $28.4m
10 (6) TheBenchwarmers (Sony/Revolution)SPRI $4.4m $52.8m