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April 17th, 2006 9:42am EDT
Scary Movie 4The fourth installment of the Scary Movie franchise has climbed to the top of the box office with $41 million in ticket sales, setting a new record for the Easter weekend. The film marks the first number-one hit for the new company founded by former Miramax bosses Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

After the success of "Scary Movie 4," Bob Weinstein reveals he hopes to have a fifth film in the horror-spoof franchise in theaters over Easter weekend next year.

Animated blockbuster Ice Age: The Meltdown slips into second place in its third week of release taking $20 million and upping its 17-day total haul to $147 million. Rob Schneider's baseball comedy The Benchwarmers, drops one place to number three with $10 million.

The Wild, an animated barnyard comedy, is the only other new release in the top 10, opening in fourth place with $9.6 million.