According to The Hollywood Reporter, DreamWorks' Shark Tale remained king of the sea, swallowing an additional estimated $31.7 million and contributing to a very healthy boxoffice for the second weekend in a row.
Newcomer Friday Night Lights from Universal Pictures also helped boost the results with an impressive debut of an estimated $20.6 million, an opening largely unaffected by Friday night's presidential debates or the baseball playoff games throughout the three-day frame. On the whole, the weekend's numbers were very strong, with no film in the top 10 dropping more than 48% from its previous showing.
Shark Tale boasted one of the narrowest drops, losing only 33% of its value for a 10-day total of $87.7 million. The animated tale took advantage of a dearth of family product in the marketplace and strong word of mouth. Buena Vista's Ladder 49 also held off the competition quite well, losing only 39% of its value in its sophomore session for a three-day estimated cume of $13.3 million. The firefighter tale starring John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix has generated $41.2 million in its two weeks in release.
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