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Wahlberg’s ‘Payne’ maxes out with $17.6M debut

Wahlberg’s ‘Payne’ maxes out with $17.6M debut

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:58 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Wahlberg’s action tale “Max Payne” outgunned the competition to lead Hollywood’s weekend with a $17.6 million opening. Oliver Stone’s “W.” debuted at No. 4 with $10.5 million. The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Media By Numbers LLC: 1. “Max Payne,” Fox, $17,639,849, 3,376 locations, $5,225 average, $17,639,849, one week. 2. “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” Disney, $11,422,425, 3,239 locations, $3,527 average, $69,282,560, three weeks. 3. “The Secret Life of Bees,” Fox Searchlight, $10,527,799, 1,591 locations, $6,617 average, $10,527,799, one week. 4. “W.,” Lionsgate, $10,505,668, 2,030 locations, $5,175 average, $10,505,668, one week. 5. “Eagle Eye,” Dreamworks/Paramount, $7,029,718, 3,326 locations, $2,114 average, $81,021,825, four weeks. 6. “Body of Lies,” Warner Bros., $6,824,259, 2,714 locations, $2,514 average, $24,424,928, two weeks. 7. “Quarantine,” Sony/Screen Gems, $6,084,580, 2,463 locations, $2,470 average, $24,471,512, two weeks. 8. “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” Sony/Columbia, $3,693,384, 2,241 locations, $1,648 average, $26,500,875, three weeks. 9. “Sex Drive,” Summit Entertainment, $3,607,164, 2,421 locations, $1,490 average, $3,607,164, one week. 10. “Nights in Rodanthe,” Warner Bros., $2,657,440, 2,115 locations, $1,256 average, $36,869,470, four weeks. 11. “Fireproof,” Samuel Goldwyn, $2,578,271, 905 locations, $2,849 average, $20,628,110, four weeks. 12. “The Express,” Universal, $2,191,810, 2,810 locations, $780 average, $8,214,570, two weeks. 13. “The Duchess,” Paramount Vantage, $2,121,588, 1,207 locations, $1,758 average, $9,128,899, five weeks. 14. “Appaloosa,” Warner Bros., $2,029,200, 1,265 locations, $1,604 average, $14,326,286, five weeks. 15. “City of Ember,” Fox, $1,730,755, 2,023 locations, $856 average, $5,926,753, two weeks. 16. “Religulous,” Lionsgate, $1,446,221, 540 locations, $2,678 average, $9,068,325, three weeks. 17. “Lakeview Terrace,” Sony/Screen Gems, $1,153,588, 1,157 locations, $997 average, $38,228,466, five weeks. 18. “Burn After Reading,” Focus, $1,097,546, 708 locations, $1,550 average, $57,118,919, six weeks. 19. “Rachel Getting Married,” Sony Pictures Classics, $657,646, 69 locations, $9,531 average, $1,693,047, three weeks. 20. “The Dark Knight,” Warner Bros., $412,148, 290 locations, $1,421 average, $527,356,352, 14 weeks.

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