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Doom Leads Box Office

DOOM (with vfx by Framestore CFC and Double Negative) proved to be a tepid box office leader, despite its popularity as a First Person Shooter videogame. For the weekend ended Oct. 23, 2005, the Universal release debuted at $15.4M. Bowing in second place was DreamWorks family drama, DREAMER: INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY (with vfx by Hammerhead), which brought in $9.1M. Following in third was Aardman/DreamWorks WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT. The stop-motion gem (with vfx from MPC) took in $8.5M and now has a three-week cume of $43.9M. Coming in the fourth spot was Sony/Revolutions THE FOG remake (with vfx from Hydraulx), which collected $6.6M for a two-week tally of $20.9M. Debuting in fifth place was Warner Bros. social drama NORTH COUNTRY, which garnered $6.4M. Dropping to sixth was Paramounts ELIZABETHTOWN (with vfx from Digital Filmworks and Flash Film Works). Cameron Crowes movie attracted $5.6M for a two-week total of $18.8M. Placing seventh was Buena Vistas FLIGHTPLAN (with vfx Lola Visual Effects and Peerless Camera Co.), with $4.7M and a cume of $77.2M. The eighth spot went to Foxs romantic comedy, IN HER SHOES, which managed $3.8M and $26.1M so far. New Lines A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (with vfx from Mr. X Inc.) recaptured the ninth spot with $2.6M and $26.3M. Holding the 10th spot was Universals TWO FOR THE MONEY, with $2.4M and a cume of $20.7M.

Meanwhile, even though TIM BURTONS CORPSE BRIDE dropped out of the top 10, with its $1.9M, the Warner Bros. stop-motion feature reached $50.5M. Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.

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