Box Office Feels the Payne

Wahlberg shoot-em-up takes top spot with $18 million
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2008 4:51 PM CDT
In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Amaury Nolasco stars as drug kingpin Jack Lupino in "Max Payne."    (AP Photo/20th Century Fox)
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(Newser) Max Payne beat up Bees and a Chihuahua at the box office this weekend and grabbed the top spot, Variety reports. The Mark Wahlberg action flick raked in $18 million to Chihuahua’s $11.2 million and The Secret Life of Bees' $11.1 million. Rounding out the top five were Oliver Stone’s George W. Bush biopic W.  with $10.6 million, and thriller Eagle Eye with $7.3 million.