It takes a village

Aug 03, 2004 by Ian Evans

M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village topped the weekend with $50.8 million dollars in its opening slate. Despite that result, some analysts pointed out that the film made that amount while opening on 3,780 screens, the fifth widest release ever.

Last week’s topper, the Matt Damon actioner The Bourne Supremacy went to the second spot, adding another $24.2 million in the process. Denzel Washington’s new film, The Manchurian Candidate debuted with $20 million.

Will Smith and his mechanical buddies managed to do a fourth place showing with $10.3 million in the film’s third week, while Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst rounded out the top five as Spider-Man 2 did $8.6 million, bringing its five week total to $344.4 million.