‘Anger Management’ Beats Out ‘Holes’ To Hold Top Box Office Spot

Comedy beats children's adventure, 'Malibu's Most Wanted' for second week at #1.

It looks like America still needs therapy. Despite strong debuts from a handful of flicks, “Anger Management” clung to the #1 spot at the box office for a second week.

The over-the-top Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson team-up raked in $25.6 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates, pushing its two-week total past $80 million (click for photos from “Anger Management” ). Kid drama “Holes” opened at #2 with $17.1 million while the white-rapper spoof “Malibu’s Most Wanted,” based on a character from TV’s “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment,” debuted at #3 with $13.1 million (click for photos from “Malibu’s Most Wanted” ).

“Bulletproof Monk” opened on Wednesday and landed at #4 over the weekend with $8.6 million toward its five-day $11.6 million total. The flick sees “American Pie” actor Seann William Scott in his first action role (see “Seann William Scott An Action Star? ‘Stifler’ Gets Serious” ).

Rob Zombie’s long-delayed horror flick, “House of 1000 Corpses” (see “Rob Zombie Finds Resting Place For His ‘Corpses’ “ ), crept into the bottom of the top 10 with $2.4 million as it expanded into more than 800 theaters (by comparison, “Anger Management” played in more than 3,500). “House” has made $6.9 million in two weeks of release (click for photos from “House of 1000 Corpses” ).

The rest of the weekend’s top 10 includes the Colin Farrell thriller “Phone Booth” at #5 with $5.6 million, for a three-week $35.1 million total; Amanda Bynes’ Atlantic Ocean-crossing “What a Girl Wants” at #6 with $4.8 million ($27.5 million, three weeks); “Bringing Down the House” at #7 with $3.3 million ($122.7 million, seven weeks); Vin Diesel’s “A Man Apart” at #8 with $2.6 million ($22.5 million, three weeks); and “Chicago” at #9 with $2.4 million ($160.7, 17 weeks).