Scorsese has best opening ever

Oct 10, 2006 by Ian Evans

Director Martin Scorsese had the best opening of his career as The Departed opened with $26.8 million this weekend. New Line’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, a low budget prequel to the horror classic, opened in second with $18.5 million.

The compter-animated Open Season dropped two spots to third this weekend with $15.6 million while Employee of the Month, which stars Dane Cook’s comedy and Jessica Simpson’s breasts, opened with $11.4 million. Finally, the Ashton Kutcher/Kevin Costner actioner The Guardian rounded out the top five with $9.5 million.