“Meet the Fockers” took in $28.5 million to remain the top movie for the third straight weekend, holding off the horror newcomer “White Noise,” which debuted a strong No. 2 with $24 million, according to studio estimates.
Since opening just before Christmas, “Meet the Fockers” has taken in $204.3 million, topping the $166.2 million total of its predecessor, “Meet the Parents.”
The comedy sequel reunites Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro as prospective in-laws with a shaky relationship, adding Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand to the cast as Stiller’s zany parents.
Critics hated “White Noise,” which stars Michael Keaton as a man convinced his dead wife is trying to communicate with him through his television. Yet scary movies tend to have a built-in audience of horror fans, who turn out in huge numbers over opening weekend.
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