Tropic Thunder conquers second weekend at box offices

Other News Materials 25 August 2008 07:16 (UTC +04:00)

The Hollywood war-movie spoof Tropic Thunder remained atop the North American box-office rankings for a second straight weekend with three-day ticket sales of 16.1 million dollars, according to preliminary studio estimates issued Sunday.

The film stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr as three pampered actors filming a Vietnam War movie, only to be captured by real drug traffickers in the jungle.

The movie debuted last weekend in first place and repeated the feat in the Friday-Sunday period against formidable new premiers this weekend.

The House Bunny stars Anna Faris as an ex-Playboy Bunny who takes the job of house mother in a university sorority. The comedy had a three-day debut haul of 15.1 million dollars.

Action remake Death Race, starring Jason Statham and Joan Allen, opened in third place with a Friday-Sunday gross of 12.3 million dollars, dpa reported.