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K-PAX Leads The Pack

Sci-fi drama K-PAX, with primary visual effects by Centropolis Effects, LLC, landed in the number one spot this weekend, earning $17.5M in its debut. The film, which stars Kevin Spacey as a man who claims to be an alien from the planet K-Pax, was Universal Pictures sixth film this year to open at number one. Last weeks number one film FROM HELL, with primary visual effects by Digiscope and Illusion Arts, fell to third, bringing in $6.1M, a 45% drop from its debut. The Jack the Ripper saga ended its second week with $20.8M gross. Two horror films were released last week just in time for Halloween. 13 GHOSTS, with primary visual effects by Manex Entertainment, bowed in second place with $15.7M and Snoop Doggs starring vehicle BONES, with primary visual effects by OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic, debuted Wednesday in 900 theaters and grossed $3.8M after five days for ninth place. TRAINING DAY, with visual effects by Cinesite, stayed relatively strong in fifth place earning $5.1M this weekend and $65M to date. Richard Linklaters animated film, WAKING LIFE, expanded into 26 theaters and increased its total gross to $363,000, averaging $8,080 per theater. The film is scheduled to be in 125 theaters by the end of November. Box office information was obtained from