American Gangster courtesy Universal
this weekend earned an estimated $46.3 million at the box office to become the best-opening R-rated crime drama in history. It also represents the best opening weekend for each of its stars, Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington.
With $39.1 mil,
placed second - largely due to Jerry Seinfeld's refusal to do any press.
Rounding out the top five were
Dan in Real Life
($8.1 mil) and
30 Days of Night