While the box office results produced by the five new wide releases this weekend were short of spectacular, the fall season continued its encouraging start. DreamWorks Animation’s claymation title “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” won the weekend with a $16.1 million debut at 3,645 theaters. While the results are much more modest than those of previous DreamWorks fall titles, “Were-Rabbit” finished within the range of expectations going into the weekend. It was followed by Walt Disney’s durable holdover, the Jodie Foster thriller “Flightplan,” which rang up $10.8 million in its third weekend, off just 27% for the frame. Its total is now $60.9 million. Other new wide releases turned in mostly modest performances. In the No. 3 position was 20th Century Fox’s “In Her Shoes” with $10 million from 3,570. “Two for the Money,” a Morgan Creek film that Universal released in 2,391, followed at No. 4 with $8.9 million for the three-day span. Opening a bit stronger than expected at No. 5 was Sony and Screen Gems’ “The Gospel,” which grossed $8 million from a modest 969-engagement run. The weekend’s final new wide movie, Lions Gate’s “Waiting…,” started off with $5.7 million from 1,652, which ranked it No. 7 for the frame.
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