Yay for Charts!
The comedy Ice Age took the top spot in
theaters in its first weekend of release, taking in $46.3 million. The
animated film from Fox Animation
features the voices of John Leguizamo,
Denis Leary and Ray Romano as prehistoric creatures fleeing the peril of
the oncoming ice age.
Photo courtesy of Twentieth
The new animated feature
Ice Age, which includes the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis
Leary, topped the box office charts.
Another new release, Resident Evil, took
the No. 2 spot (but was far behind Ice Age) with $17.7 million. The spin-off
of the video game of the
same name stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle
Rodriguez as the leaders of a commando team who must break into "the Hive,"
underground laboratory owned by the Umbrella
Showtime — also a new release — took $15.1
million for No. 3. The Robert De Niro/Eddie Murphy cop flick has garnered
Last week's No. 1 film, The Time Machine,
fell to No. 4, and We Were Soldiers took No. 5. All About the Benjamins,
40 Days and 40 Nights,
John Q, A Beautiful Mind and Return to
Never Land rounded out the top 10.
Harrison's Flowers, the Andie MacDowell
film about love, war and similar weighty issues, took No. 18 in its debut
week of release, and Fox's
lesbian love story Kissing Jessica Stein
opened at No. 29.
'Full Moon,' where art thou?
In its 63rd week on the Billboard chart,
the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? took the top spot again this
The bluegrass collection was followed by
a new release, Brandy's two-disc set Full Moon, at No. 2. The album has
been lauded as an adult
step for Brandy, who first earned acclaim
as a teenager for her debut album Brandy.
In its second week, Alanis Morrissette's
Under Rug Swept fell from No. 1 to No. 3, and the album that just won't
seem to die, Linkin Park's
Hybrid Theory, climbed one spot to No.
4. Alan Jackson's Drive took the No. 5 position.
Christian rock band Jars of Clay, which
made a name for itself with the allegorical "Flood," debuted in the No.
28 position with
theeleventhhour. Another former hitmaker,
Aussie popster Natalie Imbruglia, returned with White Lilies Island, which
debuted at No. 35.
The soundtrack to All About the Benjamins
debuted at No. 84, and the Chieftains' The Wide World Over: A 40 Year Celebration
hit the charts
at No. 85.