Moviegoers were in the mood for revenge over the weekend, propelling “Four Brothers” to the top spot at the box office.
The story of four men who avenge the murder of their foster mother was a surprise No. 1, taking in an estimated $20.7 million.
“The Skeleton Key,” a supernatural thriller starring Kate Hudson, came in second with a debut of $15.8 million.
Among the other new releases, “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo” opened in fifth place with $9.4 million, while “The Great Raid” was No. 10 with $3.4 million.
Box office receipts were down for a third straight week compared to last year following a brief rebound that had ended a record 19-week slump.
‘Notebook’ tops with teens
A story told by an old man proved popular with young people as the multigenerational love story “The Notebook” won a leading eight categories Sunday at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards.
The tear-evoking tale, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, was the favorite drama and date movie among teens.
The film’s young male lead, Ryan Gosling, won for actor in a drama, and his co-star, Rachel McAdams, won for actress in a drama.
Gosling and McAdams won for best movie chemistry, and their rain-soaked kiss in the film earned awards for best movie liplock and best movie love scene.
The awards show will be broadcast tonight at 8 on Fox.
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