Mark Wahlberg is ‘Invincible’

Mark Wahlberg is back on top, of the box office that is. Mark’s football drama “Invincible” earned $17.0 million in it’s first week.

Sony Corp.’s Will Ferrell comedy “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” held at a distant No. 2 with $8.0 million in its fourth weekend. Its total rose to $127.7 million. News Corp.’s late-summer hit “Little Miss Sunshine” jumped four places to No. 3 with $7.5 million as the family comedy added more theaters. Its total rose to $23.0 million after five weeks.

Last weekend’s champ, the underwhelming camp comedy “Snakes on a Plane,” crashed to No. 6 with $6.4 million. Its two-week total stands at $26.6 million.

Besides “Invincible,” three other new releases entered the fray, not that many people noticed. The Oktoberfest comedy “Beerfest” guzzled $6.5 million, tying at No. 4 with the college comedy “Accepted.”

The retro hip-hop musical “Idlewild,” starring the members of Grammy-winning duo OutKast,” opened at No. 9 with $5.9 million. And the adaptation of the children’s book “How To Eat Fried Worms” opened at No. 11 with an unappetizing $4.1 million.

“Invincible” scores touchdown at box office [Reuters]

Written by Lauren Burch