Box Office: 3-D Coraline lands in 3rd

It was a weak weekend for new fantasy and science-fiction films: CORALINE, the excellent new stop-motion film from Henry Selick, came in third place; PUSH, the new action sci-fi flick wound up in sixth.

CORALINE opened in 2,299 North American theatres , where it earned $16.85-million, well behind HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU and TAKEN. Still it was much better than Selick’s previous directorial outing, MONKEYBONE, which opened wtih only $2.7-million back in 2001.

PUSH made its debut in 2,313 engagements, earning just over $10-million. Expect a fast push into video stores.

Meanwhile, another newcomer, FANBOYS (about some friends who try to steal a print of STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE), opened in limited engagements, finishing at #37 with $171,533.

As for holdovers, THE UNINVITED fell from third to sixth place during is sophomore session, earning $6.26-million. After two weekends of release, the remake of TALE OF TWO SISTERS has earned a spiritually thin $18.24-million.

UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS dropped out of the top ten, fading from #7 to #11 in its third weekend. $4.1-million in ticket sales raised its three-week total to $39.84-million.

Read the complete Top Ten here.

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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