New Line's Wedding Crashers roared to the top of the domestic charts and passed $100m inits third weekend as Sony's high-tech action romp Stealth virtually stalled on take-off and openedweakly in fourth place on $13.5m.
Disney's superhero family picture Sky High opened well enough in third place on$14.6m, while Warner Bros' romantic comedy Must Love Dogs performed much as expected and opened infifth place on $13.1m.
Overall the top 12 picturescombined for an anaemic $112.1m, the 21st non-consecutive fall against the sameweekend last year and the lowest grossing weekend since the May 13-15 period.
Wedding Crashers added $20.5m for a $116.1m domestic running total and dethronedWarner Bros' Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, which slid one place to secondon $16.4m for $148.1m after three weekends.
Sky High starsKurt Russell and Kelly Preston in a family-friendly tale of a school forsuperheroes; it drew mixed reviews and averaged $5,022 in 2,905 theatres.
Stealth stars Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx asNavy pilots who must contend with a new aircraft piloted by a troublesome computer.It elicited poor reviews and averaged a disappointing $3,862 from 3,495.
Diane Lane and John Cusack star in Must Love Dogs, which opened to mediocre reviews butaveraged a fairly strong $5,209 from 2,505.
Fox's Fantastic Four fell three places to sixth on $6.8m for $136.1m,while DreamWorks' sci-fi epic The Island fell three to seventh on $5.6m for $23.9m after two weekends.
Warner Independent Pictures' redoubtable documentary March OfThe Penguins stayed intenth place on $4.1m for a $16.4m domestic running total.
Next weekend's wide releases are Warner Bros comedy The DukesOf Hazzard starringSeann William Scott , Johnny Knoxville and Jessica Simpson; and Miramax'saction comedy Underclassmen, which stars Nick Cannon and Shawn Ashmore.
Estimated Top Ten US July 29-31 2005
Film (Distributor)/International distribution/Estimated weekendgross/Estimated total to date
1 (2) Wedding Crashers (New Line) New Line Int'l $20.5m $116.1m
2 (1) Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures Int'l$16.4m $148.1m
3 (-) Sky High (Buena Vista) BVI $14.6m -
4 (-) Stealth (Sony) SPRI $13.5m -
5 (-) Must Love Dogs (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures Int'l $13.1m -
6 (3) Fantastic Four (Fox) Fox International $6.8m $136.1m
7 (4) The Island (DreamWorks) Warner Bros Pictures Int'l $5.6m $23.9m
8 (6) War Of The Worlds (Paramount) UIP $5.4m $218.3m
9 (5) Bad News Bears (Paramount) UIP $5.4m $22.5m
10 (10) MarchOf The Penguins (WarnerIndependent Pictures) Wild Bunch $4.1m $16.4m