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Weekend Estimates: Max Payne Makes Explosive Debut

October 19th, 2008

Fox broke a dry spell over the weekend with two strong opening weekends. Video game adaptation Max Payne scored a good $18 million opening. That's not exactly blockbuster territory, but a good result for this time of year. Searchlight's The Secret Life of Bees also scored well. Beverly Hills Chihuahua continued its good run, falling 36% to an estimated $11.2 million, and $69 million in total. Two other openers were third and fourth, although both were close enough to Chihuahua that the rankings could easily be reversed when final results are announced on Monday.

The Secret Life of Bees took third with $11.05 million. W. was fourth, according to estimates. The Bush biopic came out the gate strongly on Friday, but was overtaken as the weekend progressed by more family-friendly fare.

The big miss for the week is Sex Drive, which couldn't find an audience and looks set for 9th place and about $3.6 million.

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Max Payne, The Secret Life of Bees, W., Sex Drive