Wild Things Makes Everything Groovy At Box Office
Where the Wild Things Are wound up with $32.7 million over the weekend -- $3.1 million from IMAX locations -- slightly higher than Warner Bros.' original estimate. The big haul for the PG-rated movie helped lead the box office to one of its biggest October weekends in history. Overall, the top 12 films grossed $127.60 million, 50.54 percent more than they did during the comparable week a year ago. Also performing solidly was Overture Films's Law Abiding Citizen , starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx, which racked up $21 million, to place second. But the most impressive box-office performance came from Paramount's Paranormal Activity , which drew $19.6 million from just 760 theaters. The film, which reportedly cost just $15,000 to make, has now grossed $33.2 million. For the year, revenue for all films stands at $8.28 billion, up 7.94 percent above last year. Attendance is up 4.02 percent.
The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date) 1. Where the Wild Things Are, Warner Bros. , $32,695,407, (New); 2. Law Abiding Citizen , Overture Films, $21,039,502, (New); 3. Paranormal Activity , Paramount, $19,617,650, 4 Wks. ($33,171,743); 4. Couples Retreat , Universal, $17,227,390, 2 Wks. ($62,617,735); 5. The Stepfather , Sony, $11,581,586, (New); 6. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs , Sony, $8,017,871, 5 Wks. ($108,201,645); 7. Zombieland , Sony, $7,616,939, 3 Wks. ($60,640,317); 8. Toy Story/Toy Story 2 , Disney, $3,016,580, 3 Wks. ($28,554,678); 9. Surrogates , Disney, $1,917,315, 4 Wks. ($36,327,650); 10. The Invention of Lying , Warner Bros., $1,907,398, 3 Wks. ($15,497,164).