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‘Night’ eclipses ‘Clayton’ at box office

Sony's crime drama tops Clooney for No. 3 spot

Sony’s Mark Wahlberg-Joaquin Phoenix crime drama “We Own the Night” turns out to have beaten Warner Bros.’ George Clooney starrer “Michael Clayton” for the weekend’s No. 3 spot.

On Sunday, Warners estimated that “Clayton” grossed $11.01 million, while Sony estimated that “Night” grossed $11 million even, giving “Clayton” a tiny edge.

But final box office receipts showed that “Clayton” grossed $10.4 million from 2,511 runs, or 6% less than estimated, according to Rentrak. Per-screen average was $4,131.

Final tally had “Night” grossing $10.8 million from 2,362 screens — 2% less than estimated but giving the pic a relatively comfortable margin over “Clayton.” Per-screen average was $4,584.

Actual figures for the No. 1 film of the weekend, Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married” were in line with estimates. The Lionsgate romantic comedy grossed $21.3 million from 2,011 theaters for a per-screen average of $10,618.

Disney’s “The Game Plan” stayed at No. 2 as final estimates came in. Final figures showed the family comedy grossing $11 million from 3,128, 4% off from Sunday’s estimate of $11.5 million. Per-screen average was $3,529.