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‘BEES’ PULLS $11.1 MILLION OVER WEEKEND October 21, 2008

Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 2:34 pm
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The Secret Life of Bees,” starring Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning and Sophie Okonedo, earned $11.1 million over the weekend to open in third place, according to Web site Bloomberg.

 

       The film beat Oliver Stone’s “W,” a biography of President George W. Bush that took in $10.6 million to place fourth.       

       Mark Wahlberg’s “Max Payne” topped the box office with $18 million, followed by “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” at No. 2.

 

       “‘The Secret Life of Bees’ is arguably the most successful picture of the openers,” said Brandon Gray, president of Burbank, California-based Box Office Mojo LLC, which tracks ticket sales. “It didn’t have the hype of ‘Max Payne’ or ‘W.’ and it was originally scheduled for limited release and went wide instead. That is a solid opening.”      

      Fifth place “Eagle Eye” stars Shia LaBeouf as a man forced into a deadly political conspiracy. Rounding out the top 10:

 

6. “Body of Lies,’ with Leonardo DiCaprio ($6.9 million)
7. “Quarantine’ ($6.3 million)
8. “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist’ ($3.9 million)
9. “Sex Drive’ ($3.6 million)
10. “Nights in Rodanthe’ ($2.7 million)

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