'Flightplan' lands at No. 1 By Brian Fuson The Hollywood Reporter
Buena Vista's "Flightplan," a suspense-thriller from Imagine Entertainment starring Jodie Foster, and Warner Bros. Pictures' "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," a PG-rated stop-motion animated film that teams Burton and Johnny Depp for the fifth time, debuted in the top two spots with an estimated $24.6 million and $20.1 million, respectively, helping raise the overall boxoffice for the weekend by a significant margin.
The opening for the Robert Schwentke-helmed "Flightplan" was Foster's second biggest after Sony's "Panic Room" ($30.1 million), ahead of Warner's "Contact" ($20.6 million). "Room" and "Contact" went onto gross $95.3 million and $100.8 million, respectively.
The debut for "Corpse Bride" was an all-time high for an animated film in September, a company best in September for Warner Bros. and the 12th-biggest ever for a PG-rated animated film.