Reese tops weekend

Sep 20, 2005 by Ian Evans

Oaky, now that our TIFF coverage is behind us, it’s time to get back to reporting on what happened in North American cinemas this weekend.

The Reese Witherspoon vehicle, Just Like Heaven, took the top spot this weekend with a $16.4 million opening. The film knocked last week’s winner, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, into second spot with $14.9 million.

An arms dealing Nicolas Cage debuted in the third spot with $9.4 million for Lord of War, while The 40-Year-Old-Virgin continued to show some legs with $6 million. Cry Wolf rounded out the top five with a $4.4 million opening.