‘Charlie’s Angels’ Sequel Kicks Butt At The Box Office

Candy-coated action sequel brings in $38 million in its first weekend in theaters.

It couldn’t exactly be dubbed “Stuck in Neutral,” but the box-office opening of “Charlie’s Angels 2″ didn’t quite live up to the “Full Throttle” portion of the film’s title. (Click here for photos from the film.)

The candy-coated action sequel brought in $38 million in its first weekend in theaters, according to Reuters, less than the $40 million opening for the film’s 2000 predecessor but still enough to claim the week’s box-office crown. The sequel also reportedly played in more theaters than the first “Charlie’s Angels” flick, with the sequel opening on 3,459 screens for an average of $10,986 per screen.

The week’s other major new film, the gritty British horror offering “28 Days Later,” came in at #4, bringing in $9.7 million after playing in roughly 1,000 theaters. The opening, spurred by strong word-of-mouth, puts the film in the black, exceeding its reported $8 million budget.

After its record-breaking opening last week, Ang Lee’s take on “The Hulk” slipped considerably, bringing in $18 million to land at #2 for the weekend. The tally is down 70 percent from its box-office debut, but pushes the film past the $100 million mark after 10 days in theaters. (Click here for photos from the film.)

Disney’s “Finding Nemo” continued to stay afloat, bringing in an additional $13 million over the weekend to hit the #3 spot at the box office. To date, the film has reeled in $254 million. (Click here for photos from the film.)