They got out the big guns, and it was a fight which no one could have forseen - but the day has come when two Carla Gugino movies are ruling the US box office - and The Race To Witch Mountain has just pipped The Watchmen to the post.
Disney's Dwayne Johnson vehicle took $25 million, racing out in front after a strong opening weekend from those masked vigilantes nosedived by 67% to make only $18 million in its second weekend. Although Zack Snyder's graphic adaptation has so far grossed $86 million in the States in its first ten days, it is showing signs of a struggle to keep up the fight and continue to bring in the bucks before it slips from cinemas in the coming weeks.
In fourth place is Madea Goes To Jail, Tyler Perry's crazy tale of a little old granny sent to the clink - starring none other than The Cosby Show's resident little person Rudy Huxtable a.k.a. Keishia Knight Pulliam - which despite dropping down three places in the chart, still took $5.1 million bringing the four-week total to $83.2 million.