Monday, October 20, 2008

Mark Wahlberg's 'Max Payne' takes the top spot at US box office

Mark Wahlberg’s latest movie, Max Payne, has pushed to the No.1 spot at US box office this week collecting $18million. It replaced, Walt Disney’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua which has been occupying the top spot for the last two weeks. Beverly Hills Chihuahua, which is a family movie, attracted larger audience and collected $11.2 million. reports:

"Max Payne" drew in heavily male and young audience which matched the video game demographic. Males constituted 65% of the Friday audience, and most of them were under 25. But studio officials said 40% of the male viewers were over 25, higher than they expected, and the 35% female audience also beat expectations.

The Secret Life Of Bees, is in the third position collecting $11.1 million from 1591 theatres. The movie stars Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Sophie Okonedo. Dakota Fanning plays the character of a girl who runs away from her house and lives with three black women.

Director Oliver Stone’s W, a biographical movie of the current American President, George W. Bush, took the fourth sport collecting $10.55 million.

Compared to the same time in 2007, this year, the box office collection is 12% higher. The top ten movies collected $80.8 million.

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1 comment:

Pat R said...

they showed every exciting or interesting part of this movie in the previews... the rest, unfortunately, was a snoozefest; didn't make the video game look very good at all