American Gangster put competitors on ice this weekend and became the top-grossing R-rated crime flick ever. Starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, Gangster scored the top debut of the fall, beating Seinfeld's Bee Movie by $46.3 million to $39.1 million. Seinfeld's first foray since Seinfeld buzzed a little less than DreamWorks Animation-Paramount had hoped, Variety reports.
Martian Child, the other widespread opener, fell to Earth at $3.6 million. Saw IV dropped 65% from last weekend but held at number three, and Dan In Real Life slipped 31% to clinch fourth. Award prospects Michael Clayton and Gone Baby Gone clung to the top ten, while Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? grabbed number nine in its fourth week.