‘Where the wild things are’ atop box office

LOSS ANGLES: The monsters of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” leapt from the illustrated page to the big screen this weekend, courtesy of Spike Jonze’s directorial vision — and the results were, well, wild.

“Wild Things” easily took the top spot at the box-office during its debut weekend with a very respectable $32.5 million intake. The road wasn’t always easy for the adaptation, however, as production on “Wild Things” was plagued by a multitude of delays and setbacks.

Even now, many reviews suggest that Jonze’s movie is bleaker than the typical family film, but that doesn’t appear to have deterred its box office prospects by any means.

The weekend’s second-place finisher was “Law Abiding Citizen,” the F. Gary Gray-directed crime thriller that pits Gerard Butler against Jamie Foxx in a deadly battle of the wits.

The movie earned $21.3 million by Sunday’s end, despite lukewarm reviews and stiff competition from other films occupying theatres over the weekend.

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