No surprises here, Dreamworks Puss in Boots took the top spot at Friday’s box office with an estimated $9.6 million from 3,952 locations. The spinoff to Shrek – the most profitable animated franchise of all time – is poised to take in $35 million by Sunday: enough to give the 3D title the new Halloween-weekend record. That means that, after breaking its own records last weekend, the holiday’s only scary movie, Paranormal Activity 3, will fall to second place. Sci-fi newcomer In Time took third on Friday with an estimated $4.3 million and is expected to top out in the low teens for the weekend. Meanwhile, The Rum Diary debuted in what looks like fourth place with $1.8 million from 2,272 locations. The film had to share that estimate with Footloose, but is expected to come in slightly higher by Sunday with a weekend total of $7 million. Details and analysis tomorrow.
|1||Puss in Boots||$9,600,000||$9.6|
|2||Paranormal Activity 3||$6,500,000||$69.2|
|4||The Rum Diary||$1,800,000||$1.8|