Much hand-wringing in the press recently about the falling off of the Box Office figures this year over last year. Last week's box office looked like this: 1. Just Like Heaven, $16.4 million 2. The Exorcism of Emily Rose, $14.9 million 3. Lord of War, $9.4 million 4. The 40-Year-Old-Virgin, $6 million 5. Cry Wolf, $4.4 million 6. Transporter 2, $4 million 7. The Constant Gardener, $3.6 million 8. Red Eye, $2.9 million 9. Wedding Crashers, $2.53 million 10. March of the Penguins, $2.52 million Highest percentage gain: "An Unfinished Life" from #16 to #11 (119 per cent)* Greatest percentage drop: "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" (49.1 per cent)* Best Screen average: "Just Like Heaven" ($4,703)* "The Man" dropped right out of the top 10 in only its second week. Bad news but not unexpected.* Three of the top ten films have 'legs': "Wedding Crashers"; "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and especially "The March of the Penguins"--it just keeps marching along, and penguins don't have demands or entourages, which means low overhead. "Just Like Heaven" opened in first place, but 16 million isn't going to cut it, especially as some heavy hitters open next week. This casts some doubt on Reese Witherspoon's ability to open a movie. "Lord of War" should also have opened better than 9 million. Further erosion of Cage's standing. "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" fell off badly, which means either it sucks and word of mouth is bad; or the basic audience for horror movie is small; or that it is apparently only partially a horror movie, which may have disappointed the audience. * Info from "The National Post"