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Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Review: Wild Goes Wild!

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Spike Jonze's long-awaited Where the Wild Things Are soared to the top of the box office this weekend as it brought in an impressive $32.4M to top the charts. Law Abiding Citizen came in a surprising second despite overwhelmingly mediocre reviews ($21.2M). After that it was gimmicky horror pic Blair Witch 2: Paranormal Activity ($20.1M | $33.7M), the unfunny comedy Couples Retreat ($17.9M | $63.3M) and the unnecessary remake The Stepfather which debuted to $12.3M.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs continued to chug along ($8.1M | $108.2M) as did Zombieland ($7.8M | $60.8M). The Toy Story twin bill is still printing money years after its initial debut ($3M | $28.5M) while Surrogates is officially a huge flop ($1.9M | $36.3M). Borderline comedy The Invention of Lying rounded out the top 10 ($1.9M | $15.4M). In limited release, New York, I Love You ($3126 per theater ) and Black Dynamite ($2014 per) both tanked while The Maid did well on a single screen ($18,400).