As people continue to opt for escapist fare in theaters, it's now the turn of vampire movie
"30 Days of Night" to taste its initial triumph on the box office competition running over the weekend of October 19-21, 2007.
Outdistancing its fellow new releases, the Columbia Pictures fright flick successfully garnered quite an impressive amount of $15.95 million in its three-day debut to snatch the top holder of the chart from "Why Did I Get Married?". The Lionsgate release in turn had to go down one place to number two, being only able to put another $12.2 million into its feedbag.
On the third rank, there seats former champ "The Game Plan" which managed to add $8.18 million to raise its four-week total to $69.2 million, a number Tony Gilroy-directed "Michael Clayton" failed to beat as it only pulled in $6.68 million this time.
Next two positions went to newcomers "The Comebacks" and "Gone Baby Gone" with very competitive tally of $5.55 million and $5.50 million, respectively. Thriller action "We Own the Night" came behind after raking up $5.42 million, slightly above the $5.33 million the re-released "The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D" has collected.
Making up the top ten of the list were Gavin Hood's thriller "Rendition" and Paramount Pictures' rom-com flick "The Heartbreak Kid", the former garnering a fair income of $4.06 million while the latter $3.81 million. The rest rank holders up to the twentieth can be viewed on U.S. Box Office page at AceShowbiz.