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Monday October 20, 2008 7:25 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Max Payne Outvotes W for #1

Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis in Max Payne

Even though was the host of last Saturday’s SNL, it was Mark Wahlberg - a minor player on that same show - who ended up on top.

This past weekend, finally managed to do what no other movie has done yet: take Beverly Hills Chihuahua down. The video game adaptation earned $17.6 million putting nearly $6 million between itself and the family flick.

Surprisingly, a whole Oprah show dedicated to couldn’t provide that star-studded cast enough buzz. Despite a $10.5 million take, the drama still placed behind the four-legged film. (Bee did, though, earn more per theater than any Top Ten entry.) Meanwhile, Oliver Stone’s latest project did a respectable job for a politically-themed movie. W. also raked in $10.5 million this weekend, narrowly missing third place.

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Variety

  1. Max Payne, 20th Century Fox, $17,639,849 (avg. $5225)
  2. Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Disney, $11,422,425 (avg. $3527)
  3. The Secret Life of Bees, Fox Searchlight, $10,527,799 (avg. $6617)
  4. W., Lionsgate, $10,505,668 (avg. $5175)
  5. Eagle Eye, Dreamworks/Paramount, $7,029,718 (avg. $2114)
  6. Body of Lies, Warner Bros., $6,824,259 (avg. $2514)
  7. Quarantine, Sony, $6,084,580 (avg. $2470)
  8. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Sony, $3,693,384 (avg. $1648)
  9. Sex Drive, Summit Entertainment, $3,607,164 (avg. $1490)
  10. Nights in Rodanthe, Warner Bros., $2,657,440 (avg. $1256)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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