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'Max Payne' Ends 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua' Reign at the Box Office

October 20, 2008 (2:16 am) GMT
The video game adaptation starring Mark Wahlberg leads the box office pack, pushing aside two-time box-office #1, 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua', and besting over Oliver Stone's 'W'.

The 20th Century Fox crime drama thriller, "", has claimed the #1 box office spot this weekend, October 17 to 19. Stealing "" two-week-in-a-row slot, the John Moore-directed movie starring and has pulled in $17.6 million, around six million more than the Disney's dog adventure comedy.

Screened at 3,376 theaters throughout the North America, "Payne" is the first film from distributor News Corp. to debut atop the box office since "" release back in March. With its success on nailing the #1 position, it joins other game-based movies which gain commercial hits, though if seen from the sales record, its number isn't quite on par with the debut of some other video game adaptation movies.

"It didn't take much for a picture to be No. 1 this weekend, given how relatively light the box office was last weekend with 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua' at No. 1 for the second week in a row," Brandon Gray, the president of Box Office Mojo LLC commented on "Payne" reign. "It's not a picture that's exciting the market."

Pushed aside by "Payne" is "Chihuahua" which slipped to the second place. The pampered dog tale featuring the voices of , and drops 34.7% in its sales, but manages to add $11.4 million to its total of $69.3 million in its third weekend of screening.

Other newcomers making a solid run at the revenue tracker are "" and "". "Bees", the drama film starring , , and secures the top three position garnering $10.52 million, while "W", the biopic film about the life and presidency of the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush, follows closely behind at the fourth slot with $10.51 million in its pocket.

The last place in the top five box office is filled by "". Sliding down one slot from its fourth place last week, the race-against-time thriller that teams up and collects $7 million and thus, has raked in $81 million since its opening on September 26. The top ten list of the box office movies can be seen below.

Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for October 17-19, 2008:

  1. "" - $17.6 million
  2. "" - $11.4 million
  3. "" - $10.52 million
  4. "" - $10.51 million
  5. "" - $7 million
  6. "" - $6.8 million
  7. "" - $6.1 million
  8. "" - $3.7 million
  9. "" - $3.6 million
  10. "" - $2.7 million


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