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Beverly Hills Chihuahua Tops Box Office
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua Tops Box Office

“Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” the new Disney film featuring conversing canines, took in an estimated $29 million over the weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The total was Disney’s biggest October opening, easily surpassing opening weekend earnings for “Ladder 49” ($22.1 million) in 2004.

DreamWorks/Paramount’s thriller “Eagle Eye” had another impressive showing in its second weekend, taking in an estimated $17.7 million. 

Below are box-office totals for the weekend of October 3-5, 2008, from Nielsen EDI.

RANK

(by gross earnings)

FILM STUDIO WEEKEND EARNINGS

(Oct. 3-5)

GROSS EARNINGS

($ MILLIONS)

1 Beverly Hills Chihuahua  WALT DISNEY STUDIOS $29,300,465 $29.3
2 Eagle Eye DREAMWORKS/PARAMOUNT $17,709,817 $54.6
3 Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist SONY PICTURES $11,311,751 $11.3
4 Nights In Rodanthe WARNER BROS. $7,368,259 $25.1
5 Appaloosa WARNER BROS. $5,050,310 $5.6
6 Lakeview Terrace SONY PICTURES $4,561,227 $32.2
7 Burn After Reading FOCUS FEATURES $4,120,129 $51.7
8 Fireproof IDP DISTRIBUTION $3,987,509 $12.4
9 An American Carol VIVENDI ENTERTAINMENT $3,656,000 $3.7
10 Religulous LIONSGATE $3,409,643 $3.4
Source: The Hollywood Reporter / Nielsen EDI (October 3, 2008 – October 5, 2008).