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30 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office

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Puss In Boots Steals US Box Office Win

Proving that even a chunk of the Shrek franchise – in this case, a spin-off featuring the films’ favourite feline hero – can succeed, Puss In Boots topped the US box office charts this weekend according to studio estimates. Though its opening was relatively weak compared to the ogre’s usual performances (likely due to a freak cold snap on the East Coast, baseball and other factors), the film still managed to take first with $34 million.

Paranormal Activity 3 was down from its opening weekend, but an $18.5 million second week wasn’t exactly horrific for Paramount, especially given the franchise’s traditionally thrifty price tag. Expect the announcement about a fourth entry shortly.

Andrew Niccol’s run of dodgy luck at the box office shows no sign of abating, though, as his new sci-fi action thriller In Time launched in third with $12 million. The Footloose remake was fourth with $5.4 million, while Johnny Depp’s Hunter S Thompson passion project The Rum Diary could only muster a fifth-place start, earning a meagre $5 million.

Real Steel continued to do decent, if unspectacular business in sixth place, and Paul WS Anderson’s take on The Three Musketeers began to sink like a stone, landing in seventh with $3.5 million (they’ll be glad the worldwide returns are a lot healthier).

In eighth place was The Ides Of March with $2.7 million, just ahead of Moneyball with $2.4 million. At 10th we find Courageous, which earned $1.8 million on its fifth week of release.

To get catty with the full results, head on over to Box Office.


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