Sony Revolution Pictures’ supernatural thriller, The Forgotten, took the lion’s share of a slow box office weekend, pulling in an estimated $22 million. Featuring visual effects by Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Orphanage and New Deal Studios, the film easily shot Paramount’s Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow out of the top spot.
The Forgotten stars Julianne Moore (Hannibal, Far From Heaven) as a grieving mother coping with the loss of her son, who comes to learn that the child existed only in her mind. Her search for the truth uncovers a mysterious conspiracy to erase elements of people’s lives.
The live action/CG hybrid, Sky Captain, took a 56% nosedive in its second weekend, posting a distant second place finish with around $6.7 million. Still, the sci-fi actioner is faring better than Buena Vista’s baseball comedy, Mr. 3,000. The Bernie Mac vehicle hit a grounder with an estimated $5 million in week two, but still managed to outdo newcomer First Daughter from 20th Century Fox. The teen romantic comedy and Sony ScreenGem’s Resident Evil: Apocalypse are jockeying for the No. 4 spot with an estimated $4 million each.