According to The Hollywood Reporter, The opening for Sony's The Forgotten this weekend was memorable indeed as the Julianne Moore starrer was the only bright spot amid a sea of disappointments and a continuing September slump.

The supernatural thriller from Revolution Studios debuted in the top spot with an impressive estimate of $22 million, significantly higher than tracking indicated heading into the frame. Last weekend's top film, Paramount's Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, landed in the second spot with an estimated $6.7 million, plummeting a steep 57% from its opening. The groundbreaking film, starring Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow, has generated an estimated $25.6 million in its first 10 days.

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The sophomore session of Buena Vista's Mr. 3000 generated an estimated $5 million, down 42% from its opening. After 10 days, the Bernie Mac starrer has scored roughly $15.4 million.

The weekend's only other new wide release was 20th Century Fox's First Daughter from Regency Enterprises, which tied Screen Gems' Resident Evil: Apocalypse for the fourth slot. The romantic comedy, starring Katie Holmes and helmed by Forest Whitaker, joined the list of underperforming U.S. president's daughter-themed films as it debuted with an unpromising estimate of $4 million from 2,259 theaters.

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