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'Max Payne' tops movie box office, 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua' second


UPI News Service, 10/19/2008 

The crime drama "Max Payne" shot to the top in its first weekend in U.S. theaters, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.

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The Fox movie, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis and directed by John Moore, tallied an estimated $18 million in ticket sales. That pushed "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" down to No. 2 at $11.2 million.

Two more new movies, "The Secret Life of Bees" and "W.," arrived at Nos. 3 and 4. "Bees," starring Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah in the story about a girl haunted buy the memory of her mother, sold about $11.05 million in tickets, while "W.," Oliver Stone's take on the current U.S. president, pulled in $10.55 million.

Next in line were "Eagle Eye," $7.34 million; "Body of Lies," $6.88 million; "Quarantine," $6.3 million; and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," $3.9 million.

Debuting at No. 9 was "Sex Drive," a comedy about a high school student on a road trip with his buddies to meet a girl he met online, starring Josh Zuckerman and Amanda Crew, made $3.57 million.

No. 10 was "Nights in Rodanthe" at $2.68 million.

Falling out of the top tier were "Fireproof,""The Express,""The Duchess" and "Appaloosa."


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