Beverly Hills Chihuahua took first place at the box office for the second week in a row suffering only a 40% drop from its opening week. The talking dog movie featuring, um, talking dogs unexpectedly felled Leonardo DiCaprio and Russel Crowe’s Body of Lies which only managed to take in $13.1 million, not even good enough for second place. The horror movie Quarantine took that spot with $14.2 million. Opening tenth was City of Ember a Bill Murray kid’s film about something or other.
This must suck for DiCaprio, Crowe and Ridley Scott. Getting a $70 million budget for their movie only to be humiliated by CGI manipulated dogs. I heard Crowe was so pissed he beat a couple chihuahuas senseless with a telephone. Some people call him an animal abuser. Others like to think he’s just passionate.