|2||Arrow, the Ultimate Weapon||8/10/11||149,183||7,042,686|
|4||Mr. Popper's Penguins (us)||9/7/11||85,808||848,949|
|5||Marrying the Mafia IV||9/7/11||74,487||2,283,806|
|6||The Killer Elite (us)||9/22/11||70,238||90,591|
|-||Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild||7/27/11||10,704||2,171,074|
After strong previews last week, The Crucible (aka Silenced) has conquered the local box office with a big 685,784 tally on its opening weekend, that accounted for a 48.9% share of the marketplace. With nearly a million admissions tucked away already it will be interesting to see how far this goes although it will come up against some stiff competition next weekend.
Sunny and its 7,369,213 take.
Marrying the Mafia IV took another big dive this weekend, this time over 70%. With 74,487 tickets sold this weekend it remains to be seen whether it has enough to go over its predecessors 2.5 million total.
Pained sold 24,591 tickets after falling nearly 80% and now has 673,342 admissions as it winds up its run. Champ suffered a similar fall and 17,824 for a 514,194 total. Outside of the top 10 Leafie, A Hen Into the Wild, Hindsight, and Blind all posted small numbers.
The Client and Countdown, two hotly anticipated Autumn releases, had their previews this weekend. They scored 61,074 and 32,100 admissions respectively and all eyes will be on them when they open in earnest next weekend. Also in the mix for the top place will be The Crucible's sophomore frame.
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