Max Payne Claims Top Spot
Action-packed “Max Payne” shot its way to the top of the North American boxoffice, grossing $18 million during the video game adaptation’s first weekend in theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
Walt Disney Co’s family comedy “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” fell to the No. 2 spot with $11.2 million, while civil rights era movie “The Secret Life of Bees” was just behind with $11.1 million.
“W.,” Oliver Stone’s portrait of U.S. President George W. Bush, debuted at No. 4 with a take of $10.6 million. The biopic was released by Lionsgate, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
“Max Payne” was released by Fox, a division of News Corp., while “The Secret Life of Bees” was released by the same company’s Fox Searchlight. [thr]