The numbers aren't staggering, but Samuel L. Jackson's latest film, 'Lakeview Terrace', took the top spot at the box office this past weekend with $15.6 million. Although the film was met with mixed to negative review, the film, which was produced by Will Smith and James Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment, had enough star power with Jackson and Kerry Washington to muscle its way amongst the latest films that are currently out.
Dropping to second place was last week's top film, 'Burn After Reading', with $11.3 million dollars. Losing only 41%, the film, which stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and directed by the Coen Bros., has brought in a healthy $36 million to date.
With no critic screenings, Lionsgate put out 'My Best Friend's Girl' with Kate Hudson, Dane Cook and Jason Biggs to measly numbers ($8.3 millions), but still good for third place. Unfortunately, Lionsgate's other film, 'Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys' dropped 57% to an estimated $7.5 million dollars for sixth place. It's total take at this point is $28 million dollars, which is a number number for an African American film that cost less than half to make.