Weekend Box Office: Mark Wahlberg Brings the Payne

Weekend Change from
Last Weekend
1. Max Payne
$18 million N/A $18 million
2. Beverly Hills Chihuahua
$11.2 million -36%
$69.1 million
3. The Secret Life of Bees
$11.1 million N/A $11.1 million
4. W.
$10.6 million
N/A $10.1 million
5. Eagle Eye
$7.3 million -32.7% $81.3 million
6. Body of Lies
$6.9 million -46.6% $24.5 million
7. Quarantine
$6.3 million -55.7% $24.7 million
8. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
$3.9 million -39.3% $26.7 million
9. Sex Drive
$3.6 million N/A $3.6 million
10. Nights in Rodanthe
$2.7 million -41% $36.9 million

Mark Wahlberg's video game adaptation Max Payne was able to wrangle enough viewers to reach number one, despite mediocre reviews.  A little viral publicity thanks to Saturday Night Live may have helped.  Beverly Hills Chihuahua continues to perform above expectations and shatter many reasonable people's faith in humanity.  The Secret Life of Bees debuted in a respectable third place.  The Oscar-bait film could be a steady earner throughout the holiday season.  W., Oliver Stone's controversial look at the nation's 43rd president, got solid business, and one can expect the film to remain steady through the election. 

Eagle Eye is making that slow march to the $100 million mark.  I don't think it'll get there.  Body Of Lies drops precipitously in its second week, probably a result of middling word of mouth.  Quarantine goes from number two to number seven in the biggest drop of the week.  Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist keeps making respectable numbers.  Sex Drive, the sex comedy featuring teenagers, absolutely bombed in its first week.  Nights in Rodanthe is still couples' best option for a standard Rom-Com.

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: BoxOfficeMojo