A fierce battle indeed took place at movies this weekend but it wasn't on the big screen. Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo starts things off...
'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' became the fastest picture to gross $300 million, [still #1] while 'Monster House ' was solid, [at #2 with $23.0] 'Lady in the Water' [making just $18.2 million in 3rd place] floundered, 'Clerks 2,' was okay [at #6 with $9.6 million] and 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend ' flopped [landing in 7th place with a meager $8.7 million].
Gray's complete analysis of the slug-fest can found here
Meanwhile, Joshua Rich of Entertainment Weekly focuses on the fact that "Pirates" sequel beats even it's predecessor for his online recap.
Finally, Dave McNary of Variety calls it Fright slighted as Pirates prey on 'Monster,' 'Lady'
Man, "Pirates" is unbeatable! Poor M. Night Shyamalan can't catch a break...Clerks 2--Controversy? What controversy?