The Final Destination WAS the surprise winner at movie theatres this weekend. With no major stars but lots of blood and gore, it took in an estimated $28,335,000 in ticket sales. The horror flick easily beat out last weekend's winner, Inglorious Basterds. The Brad Pitt World War II farce took in $20,041,000 in its second weekend. Third place belongs to another horror story, Halloween 2, with an estimated $17,405,000.
District 9 fell off dramatically. Its fourth place tally was $10,700,000. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was in fifth place with$8,000,000.
The remainder of the top 10 spots go to: Julie & Julia, $7,400,000; The Time Traveler's Wife, $6,745,000; Shorts, $4,870,000; Taking Woodstock (in limited release) $3,748,000; and G-Force, $2,845,000.