'Snakes,' NASCAR Spoof Win Weekend
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
This time every weekday it's time for business news.
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INSKEEP: Here's a look at the business of keeping you entertained. Snakes on a Plane slithered into the number one spot at the box office over the weekend. The movie still did not meet expectations though, grossing - with the emphasis on gross - just over $15 million.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
New Line Cinema was hoping to make $20 million thanks to a lot of visibility on the Internet.
Snakes barely beat out Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. The Will Ferrell spoof of NASCAR is billed as the story of a man who could only count to number one. It ended up number two. Third place went to Oliver Stone's depiction of two trapped policemen in World Trade Center.
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