Colin Farrell Beats Up Vin Diesel At Box Office

'Phone Booth' #1 with $15 million; 'A Man Apart' #3 with $11.2 million.

In a battle of box office studs, Colin Farrell beat out Vin Diesel over the weekend to the tune of about $5 million.

Farrell's "Phone Booth" was the top movie of the week, debuting with $15 million, according to studio estimates. (Click for photos from "Phone Booth.")

Diesel's "A Man Apart," filmed before "The Fast and the Furious" and not quite as aggressively marketed as "Phone Booth," made $11.2 million in its opening weekend, enough for third place (click for photos from "A Man Apart"), behind another debut, Amanda Bynes' "What a Girl Wants" ($12.1 million). (Click for photos from "What a Girl Wants.")

Chris Rock's "Head of State," last weekend's top movie, added $8.8 million to its $14 million opening and had the fourth-best showing.

Despite the three big new releases, numbers were still down about 10 percent from the same weekend a year ago. The box office so far is down about 7 percent compared to last year.

The rest of the weekend's top 10 included: "Bringing Down the House" at #5 with $8.5 million for a total of $111.3 million, "The Core" at #6 ($6.3 million, $20.9 million total), "Basic" at #7 ($5.4 million, $20 million total), "Chicago" at #8 ($5.3 million, $152.2 million total), "Agent Cody Banks" at #9 ($3.7 million, $40.1 total), and "Piglet's Big Movie" at #10 ($3 million, 17 million total).

Eddie Griffin's stand-up concert movie "DysFunKtional Family" opened with $1.1 million in 602 theaters.