LOS ANGELES (AP) – Moviegoers rewarded Jane Fonda’s return to the big screen by making “Monster-in-Law” the weekend’s top movie, though the comedy was short of a monster hit.

The total box office slump continued for a 12th straight week, but the force is expected to return next week when the final chapter in the Star Wars saga – “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” – hits theaters.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.

Final figures will be released Monday.

1. “Monster-in-Law,” $24 million.

2. “Kicking & Screaming,” $21 million.

3. “Unleashed,” $10.6 million.

4. “Kingdom of Heaven,” $9.6 million.

5. “Crash,” $7.2 million.

6. “House of Wax,” $6.3 million.

7. “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” $4.8 million.

8. “The Interpreter,” $4.4 million.

9. “XXX: State of the Union,” $2.2 million.

10. “Mindhunters,” $2 million.


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