The other big release of the weekend was The Boxtrolls, the animated feature film from the makers of Coraline and ParaNorman. It tells the story of a young orphan boy who is raised by the late-night scavenging, underground-dwelling Boxtrolls. When the misunderstood Boxtrolls are being hunted by an evil exterminator, the boy must rise up from the sewers to save his family and friends. The film came in third this week with $17.2 million, putting it just behind last week's winner The Maze Runner, which brought in $17.5 million. With its disappointing debut, The Boxtrolls may have a hard time closing the deficit of its $60 million budget. Although thanks to its positive reviews and family-friendly nature, it may end up sticking around the top ten for a while.
A Walk Among the Tombstones quickly fell out of the top 5, dropping from its #2 spot last week, while the adult family comedy This Is Where I Leave You finished in 4th place. Lastly, Dolphin Tale 2 retained its 5th place position from last week. Next week will see the releases of Gone Girl and Annabelle, two movies that should certainly start the month of October off on the right foot!