Rank
Title
Weekend
Gross
Cumulative
Gross
Weeks in Release
1

Doom

$15,300,000
$15,300,000

1
2

Dreamer

$9,300,000
$9,300,000

1
3

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

$8,700,000

$44,000,000

3
4

The Fog

$7,300,000
$21,500,000

2
5

North Country

$6,400,000
$6,400,000

1
6

Elizabethtown

$5,700,000
$18,900,000

2
7

Flightplan

$4,700,000

$77,200,000

5
8

In Her Shoes

$3,900,000
$26,100,000
3
9

A History of Violence

$2,700,000
$26,300,000
5
10

Two for the Money

$2,400,000
$20,600,000
3

Twitch gamers across the country rested their trigger fingers for about 90 minutes to catch the long-awaited big-screen adaptation of the classic hall-crawler vidgame Doom, blasting it to the top with $15.3 million.  Which seems like a smashing success until you consider that just a couple of years ago around this time, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake made twice that amount on it opening weekend.  Guess the box office really is a bit slow.

Fans of horses and/or Dakota Fanning passed on the carnage for Dreamer, while Charlize Theron’s courtroom antics in North Country only held appeal to those few not looking for violent thrills or family flicks.  The Ewan McGregor flick Stay scared up less than George Clooney’s Good Night and Good Luck, which is on around 1/8th the amount of screens. Shopgirl and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang also aroused interest in limited release. 

Next weekend offers up Halloween vibes with Saw II and Three Extremes, while Nic Cage gets all meteorological in The Weather Man as The Legend of Zorro continues, necessary or otherwise.