Said to be a tough sell these days, Western genre apparently proves otherwise through the great performance "3:10 to Yuma" in theaters during weekend running September 7-9, 2007.
A remake of the 1957 classic, the Lionsgate Films release amazingly surpassed studio's expectation by taking in quite an impressive number of $14.1 million on a historically slow weekend to replace the fright fest "Halloween" as the No.1 movie on the box office.
Though had to slip to number two, the Rob Zombie-directed turned out to still do well in the competition, adding another $9.51 million to raise its ten-day haul to $43.7 million. Former champ "Superbad" trailed with $7.55 million followed by another newcomer "Shoot 'Em Up" and "The Bourne Ultimatum" which managed to pull $5.72 million and $5.67 million, respectively.
Sixth place went to Rogue Pictures' ping-pong comedy "Balls of Fury"for its decent effort to collect $5.65 million in its second round on the list, a tally way above the $4.88 million buddy cop comedy "Rush Hour 3" has garnered this time.
Latest misadventure of British wordless misfit "Mr. Bean's Holiday" finished right behind after making its way to score a fair amount of $3.41 million in ticket sales. Rounding out the top ten of the chart were The Weinstein Company's "The Nanny Diaries" and fantasy flick "Stardust", the former drawing $3.19 million while the latter doing just fine with $1.8 million.