'Epic Movie' tops Friday boxoffice; 'Aces' in second


By making fun of other movies, the spoof comedy "Epic Movie," from 20th Century Fox, took first position in the boxoffice listings on Friday. The film, directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, took in an estimated $6.6 million according to the boxoffice tracking site boxofficemojo.com.

Universal Pictures' "Smokin' Aces," director Joe Carnahan's crime actioner from Working Title Films, arrived in second place with an estimated $4.9 million.

Rounding out the trio of newcomers at the top of the pack, Sony Pictures' romantic comedy "Catch and Release," starring Jennifer Garner bowed as number three with an estimated $2.25 million.

The weekend?s final new wide release, MGM's "Blood and Chocolate," a werewolf romance directed by Katja von Garnier, couldn't crack the top ten, attracting an estimated $690,000 for the day.

Rounding out the top five, Fox?s long-running "Night at the Museum" was number four with an estimated $2.25 million as its cumulative domestic gross approached $210 million. And Sony's "Stomp the Yard? stood in fifth position with an estimated $2.05 million.