Will `Capote' and `Saw II' spell `Doom' for Rock film?

Box Office

October 28, 2005

LOS ANGELES -- Biopic Capote and slasher sequel Saw II will try to cut into The Rock's box office this weekend. The action star's sci-fi horror tale Doom took top honors last weekend, bringing in $15.5 million.

Second was Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning's Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, which opened with $9.2 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, number of weeks in release and total gross, as compiled Monday by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. are:

Weekend No.of Per Gross

Rk (lw) Title (Studio) gross* screens location Wks total*

1 ( -) Doom (Universal) $15.5 3,043 $5,090 1 $15.5

2 (-) Dreamer (DreamWorks) $9.2 2,007 $4,573 1 $9.2

3 (2) Wallace & Gromit (DreamWorks) $8.6 3,472 $2,472 3 $43.9

4 (1) The Fog (Sony Screen Gems) $6.7 2,972 $2,243 2 $20.9

5 (-) North Country (Warner Bros.) $6.4 2,555 $2,514 1 $6.4

6 (3) Elizabethtown (Paramount) $5.6 2,517 $2,233 2 $18.8

7 (4) Flightplan (Disney) $4.7 2,513 $1,880 5 $77.3

8 (5) In Her Shoes (Fox) $3.9 2,237 $1,737 3 $26.2

9 (8) A History of Violence (New Line) $2.7 1,308 $2,064 5 $26.3

10 ( 6) Two for the Money (Universal) $2.4 1,693 $1,430 3 $20.7

11 (7) Domino (New Line) $2.3 2,223 $1,024 2 $8.6

12 (16) Good Night, and Good Luck (Warner Independent) $2.3 225 $10,041 3 $4.5

13 (-) Stay (Fox) $2.2 1,684 $1,299 1 $2.2

14 (9) Corpse Bride (Warner Bros.) $1.9 1,702 $1,122 6 $50.5

15 (11) Waiting (Lions Gate) $1.6 1,048 $1,482 3 $14.5

16 (10) The Gospel (Sony Screen Gems) $1.4 866 $1,673 3 $14.1

17 (12) Serenity (Universal) $1.1 887 $1,185 4 $24.2

18 (13) The Greatest Game... (Disney) $1.0 1,017 $1,028 4 $14.1

19 (17) The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal) $0.6 462 $1,350 10 $107.0

20 (-) Capote (Sony Pictures Classics) $0.6 52 $11,818 4 $2.2

* in millions

Next Week

CHICKEN LITTLE -- After crying wolf, a young bird realizes the sky really is falling. Now what? (Walt Disney Pictures)

SHOPGIRL -- Claire Danes is caught between two lovers, an older, wealthy divorced man and a struggling musician. (Touchstone Pictures)

JARHEAD -- Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx are Marines on a soul-testing tour of duty in the Middle East. (Touchstone Pictures)

Nov. 9

GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' -- Rapper 50 Cent stars as an inner-city drug dealer who gives up his life of crime to pursue, what else, rap music. (Paramount Pictures)

USHPIZIN -- This film from Israel focuses on an Orthodox Jewish couple whose faith is put to the test during the Succoth holiday. (Picturehouse)

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