"Wild Things" Claws in at No. 1

Film version of the classic children's book takes in $32.5M

By Julie Kim
|  Sunday, Oct 18, 2009  |  Updated 2:15 PM CDT
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"Where the Wild Things Are" No.1 is the box office this weekend.

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The Wild Things led the box office debuted with $32.5 million this weekend. 

“Where the Wild Things Are,” Maurice Sendak's children's book classic, was brought to the silverscreen in a live-action adaptation by Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers.

The runner-ups were Jamie Foxx and Gerard Bulter’s thriller “Law Abiding Citizen" with $21.3 million and the surprisingly the low-budget horror film “Paranormal Activity” at No. 3 with $20.2 million. 

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