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Megamind Gets Mega-Numbers

DreamWorks Animation's latest 3-D animated film, Megamind, got off to a stellar start in a weekend that saw three new wide releases post good numbers.

Megamind opened with a stellar $47.6 million, great numbers for a family film in the early part of November.  The film wasn't cheap to produce, with a budget estimated north of $130 million, but family films tend to do well through the holiday season.  Audience reaction to the film is also very strong, with a great CinemaScore rating.  As long as Megamind can hold on to its screens, DreamWorks shouldn't have a problem recouping their investment.

Second place went to Warner Bros' Due Date, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis.  The latest film from director

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Saw 3D Scares Up Top Spot Over Halloween Weekend

When Halloween falls on a weekend, the box office is notoriously slow as people go to Halloween parties instead of the movies.  2010 is no exception.

Saw 3D, the seventh and supposedly final movie in the extremely profitable 'Saw' franchise from Lion's Gate Films opened in the top spot over a slow Halloween weekend with $22.5 million.  This is an improvement over the Saw VI, the previous film in the series, but not an improvement in attendance as the higher gross is driven by premium-priced 3D tickets.  Adding in Thursday's sneak preview grosses, Saw 3D has earned $24.2 million so far.  Saw 3D is the most expensive movie in the franchise to produce, costing an estimated $20 million to produce.

In second place, last weekend's number one film, Paranormal Activity 2 fell 59.4% in the face of stiff competition from

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