Adam Sandler earned his eighth #1 opener this weekend as his latest comedy, "Click," controlled the box office.
The comedy, about a man who has a magic remote that allows him to control time, bowed at #1 with $40 million, according to early estimates. "Click," which also stars Kate Beckinsale and Christopher Walken, centers on an overworked man who finds a remote that allows him to pause, rewind, and fast-forward time as he pleases. The remote seems like a blessing until it starts performing functions on its own, allowing Sandler's character to see how much of his life has been passing him by (see "Actually, Sandler, Beckinsale Don't 'Click' With High-Tech Gadgets At All").
"Click" joined the ranks of Sandler's other #1 flicks, including "Big Daddy," "Anger Management" and "50 First Dates."
With "Click" taking over the #1 spot, "Cars," which had spent the last two weeks at the top of the box-office, dropped down to #2. The animated family film about a young racecar aspiring to be king of the track, earned more than $22.5 million, pushing its total earnings to more than $155.9 million.
Comedies claimed the top three spots at the box office this weekend, as Jack Black's "Nacho Libre" dropped from #2 to #3 with more than $12.1 million. The film stars Black as a cook in a Mexican monastery and orphanage who takes up Lucha Libre wrestling to earn money to buy better food for the children (see "Tights, Camera, Action: Jack Fights For Good In 'Nacho Libre' ").
The crime thriller "Waist Deep" was the only other new release to crack the box-office top 10 this week, bowing at #4 with more than $9.4 million. Starring Tyrese Gibson, the Game and Larenz Tate (see "Game, Tyrese Swap Rapping, Acting Tips On 'Waist Deep' Set "), the film centers on a single father who tries to leave his criminal past behind for his son's sake, but finds himself thrust back into that life when son is kidnapped in a carjacking.
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Also falling a similar two spots is Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock's latest, "The Lake House," which dropped from #4 to #6 with more than $8.3 million. The romance features the former "Speed" co-stars as people who live in the same lake house — two years apart — separated by time in a unique long-distance relationship.
Rounding out the box-office top 10 this week is "The Break-Up," which falls from #5 to #7 with more than $6.1 million; "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties," which drops from #7 to #8 with more than $4.7 million; "X-Men: The Last Stand," which slides from #6 to #9 with $4.4 million; and "The Da Vinci Code," which slips from #9 to #10 with $4 million.
Overall, ticket sales were up from the corresponding weekend last year.
Next week, look for "Superman Returns" and "The Devil Wears Prada" to debut on the box-office top 10.
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