As expected, Halloween did not own the box office on Halloween weekend. Instead, a little animated cat with a whole lot of attitude took the top spot at the box office, with Puss in Boots claiming $34 million and first place. Paranormal Activity 3 did bring in enough timely dollars to settle for second with $18.5 million, while our other two new releases, In Time ($12 million) and The Rum Diary ($5 million), landed in third and fifth place, respectively.
You Rate the New Releases: 'In Time,' 'Puss in Boots' and 'The Rum Diary'
The critics were a little all over the place regarding this week's new releases, with Puss in Boots winning the box office and the popular vote, grabbing an 81% fresh over at Rotten Tomatoes. In Time, despite the cool premise and Justin Timberlake connection, failed to impress at 36% fresh, while Johnny Depp's The Rum Diary did slightly better at 49% fresh. Does this mean Justin Timberlake's five minutes as an action star are over?
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Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.