Miami Vice wins weekend but Pirates still strong

Jul 31, 2006 by Ian Evans

Miami Vice may have topped the box office this weekend, but it was hardly the broadside against Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest that some outlets have made it out to be. Guess they’re just having fun using the word “sinks” in their headlines.

Miami Vice opened to $25.2 million, but that’s nothing compared to Pirate’s triple digit opening or its strong second weekend. Also note that second place was less than $5 million away as it added another $20.5 million to its booty.

The teen flick John Tucker Must Die was third with $14 million. The computer-animated Monster House took in $11.5 million in its second week, while The Ant Bully rounded out the top five with a disappointing $8.1 million.