Disney’s `Invincible’ Remains Top Box-Office Draw Over Weekend

Walt Disney's football tale “Invincible'' remained the top movie in U.S. and Canadian theaters for a second straight weekend with estimated sales of $15.2 million in tickets over four days.

The movie beat out “Crank,'' which debuted in 2nd place with sales of $13 million, and “The Wicker Man,'' which opened with sales of $11.7 million and was in third place, box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations Co. said today in a statement.

Based on a true story, “Invincible'' stars Mark Wahlberg as a teacher who tries out for the Philadelphia Eagles professional football team. The film, which has grossed $37.8 million since opening Aug. 25, follows a Disney tradition of feel-good, family friendly sports films.

“`Invincible' did well because people felt like it was a uniquely American story,'' Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations, said before results were released. “It's an inspirational story and people gravitated to that.''

Disney ranks second in 2006 ticket sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters with $1.095 billion. Sony Corp. is in first place with $1.10 billion.


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