Disturbia Gives LaBouf A Big Start For Amazing Year
Reported by Jay Cochran - 11:27 PM 2007.04.15
Actor SHIA LaBEOUF's amazing 2007 has started in style after his new film, DISTURBIA, debuted at the top of the US box office.
The Holes star, who will feature in summer blockbuster Transformers and has just been confirmed as Indiana Jones' new sidekick, toppled comedy Blades of Glory's two-week reign on top with an opening weekend take of $23 million (£11.8 million).
The child star's thriller is a low-budget version of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window.
Blades of Glory slipped to number two on the new box office chart and takes its three-week tally past $90 million (£46 million).
Halle Berry and Bruce Willis' new thriller Perfect Stranger came in at a disappointing number four with just $11.5 million (£5.9 million), while period action film Pathfinder failed to follow 300 to the top of the charts, debuting at number six with a lowly $4.8 million (£2.5 million).
Meanwhile Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's much-hyped double bill, Grindhouse, took another slap after failing to perform at the box office last week (08Apr07) - it fell from fourth to tenth on the new countdown with a meagre $4.2 million (£2.15 million) second weekend take.
And the hype surrounding Eddie Griffin's new action film Redline, which included the funnyman crashing his producer's uninsured $1.2 million (£615,000) Ferrari, failed to pay off the film missed out on a top 10 spot, coming in 11th
with just $4 million (£2 million).