Tooth Fairy Knocks Teeth Out Of 'Kangaroo Jack'

'Darkness Falls' tops weekend box office with $12.5 million take.

The Tooth Fairy took a bite out of a rapping marsupial over the weekend, as "Darkness Falls" knocked "Kangaroo Jack" from the #1 spot at the box office.

Starring "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" regular Emma Caulfield, "Darkness Falls" is a horror tale about a town haunted by an undead "Tooth Fairy" monster who stalks their children. It grossed $12.5 million, besting "Kangaroo Jack" and its $11.9 million take, according to studio estimates.

Undoubtedly boosted by its multiple wins at the Golden Globes (see "'Chicago' Knocks 'Em Dead, Wins Three Golden Globes"), "Chicago" expanded into more theaters and rose to #3 with $8.4 million, despite still only playing in a relatively small number of theaters. The musical was in 616 venues; by comparison, "Darkness Falls" and "Kangaroo Jack" were available in more than 2,800 theaters.

"Chicago" has earned $40.5 million in five weeks. The similarly acclaimed "The Hours," now in 502 theaters, came in at #10 with $4 million. "The Hours" has made $13.9 million in the same amount of time as "Chicago."

Meanwhile, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" expanded into wide release, landing at #8 with $6 million. The picture, directed by George Clooney, has earned just over $6.5 million since its debut four weeks ago.

The rest of the weekend's top 10 includes the Brittany Murphy/ Ashton Kutcher comedy "Just Married" at #4 with $7.47 million ($44.3 million total over three weeks); Martin Lawrence's "National Security" at #5 with $7.4 million ($26.1 million, two weeks); "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" at #6 with $6.9 million ($309.1 million, six weeks); "Catch Me If You Can" at #7 with $6.6 million ($145.1 million, five weeks); and "About Schmidt" at #9 with $5.5 million ($37.8 million, seven weeks).