Rookie 'Invincible' atop boxoffice depth chart

By Gregg Kilday
The Hollywood Reporter
August 26, 2006

Buena Vista's "Invincible," an inspirational football tale starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Ericson Core, scored the most yardage at the nation's multiplexes Friday. According to the boxoffice tracking site, the picture stood in first place for the day with an estimated gross of $5.35 million. It nearly doubled the take of the No. 2 film, Warner Bros. comedy "Beerfest," which took in an estimated $2.7 million. Among the weekend's other new arrivals, Universal Pictures' musical "Idlewild," bowed in fifth place with an estimated $2.08 million, while New Line Cinema's kids movie "How to Eat Fried Worms" had to settle for 11th place with an estimated $1.25 million.

Meanwhile, New Line's "Snakes on a Plane," last weekend's top grosser, skidded to the eighth spot with an estimated $1.8 million. Other positions in the top five were filled by Sony Pictures' "Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," in third place with an estimated $2.5 million, and Universal's "Accepted," in fourth place, with an estimated $2.1 million.