"Puss in Boots" Claws its Way to No. 1 with $34M! 

Trick or treaters, snowstorm in the east, and Halloween be damned, "Puss in Boots" emerged victorious at the box-office against all odds. The DreamWorks 3D flick proved that this kitty has legs beyond the "Shrek" franchise.

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Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Zach Galifianakis, "Puss in Boots" claimed the top spot with $34 million. The Paramount-distributed film enjoyed huge support from family audiences as well as the Hispanic crowd which made 35 percent of its audience.

My interview with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, click here
My interview with Zach Galifianakis, click here
My interview with Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris, click here
My interview with director Chris Miller, click here

Paramount also has the No. 2 movie of the Halloween weekend, the creepy "Paranormal Activity" which made $18.5 million. So far, the third installment of the popular horror franchise has sold $81.3 million worth of box-office tickets.

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Both Justin Timberlake and Johnny Depp were no match to the power of Puss! "In Time" starring Timberlake about the scarcity of time, debuted at No. 3 with $12 million while "The Rum Diary" featuring Depp entered at No. 5 with $5 million, a low debut for a movie with a $50 million budget.

It is indeed a great weekend for Paramount. Its remake of "Footloose" took the No. 4 spot with $5.4 million. Take that Johnny Depp!

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office Films for Halloween weekend 2011:

1. "Puss in Boots," $34 million
2. "Paranormal Activity 3," $18.5 million
3. "In Time," $12 million
4. "Footloose," $5.4 million
5. "The Rum Diary," $5 million
6. "Real Steel," $4.7 million
7. "The Three Musketeers," $3.5 million
8. "The Ides of March," $2.7 million
9. "Moneyball," $2.4 million
10. "Courageous," $1.8 million

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