Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

The Fog

$12,200,000
$12,200,000

1
2

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

$11,700,000
$33,200,000

2
3

Elizabethtown

$11,000,000

$11,000,000

1
4

Flightplan

$6,400,000
$70,700,000

4
5

In Her Shoes

$6,100,000
$20,000,000

2
6

Domino

$4,600,000
$4,600,000

1
7

Two for the Money

$4,600,000

$16,500,000

2
8

A History of Violence

$3,600,000
$22,300,000
4
9

Corpse Bride

$3,400,000
$47,600,000
5
10

The Gospel

$3,200,000
$12,100,000
2

A slow weekend didn’t keep moviegoers from getting ready for Halloween and chucking their money into the mists for the superfluous remake of The Fog, the official Worst Film of the Year (and yes, I’m including Alone in the Dark, but see The Fog and tell me I’m out of line).

Fortunately horror is an almost bulletproof genre (especially when you don’t allow preview screenings for press) — the same level of resilience can’t be applied to Tony Scott’s intriguing tragedy Domino, which went virtually ignored in its opening weekend. Gaining audiences through repetition is apparently not such an effective advertising strategy after all. I can’t even recall seeing any ads for Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown, but it still managed to find plenty of people who weren’t occupied with clay and (really shitty) weather.  Meanwhile, the Browncoats are preparing their next stage of Saving Whedon as they watch Serenity sadly slip off the top 10. 

Next weekend keeps the horror season rolling with the vidgame adaptation Doom and the spooker Stay arriving, while Steve Martin’s Shopgirl and Charlize Theron’s sexual harrassment drama North Country providing alternatives to the chills and carnage.