Where the Wild Things Are is Number One at the Box Office in its Debut Weekend Box Office: At the Top Is Where the Wild Things Are October 19, 2009 by POPSUGAR Entertainment 10 Save 0 Favorite 0 Where the Wild Things Are lived up to its big expectations, taking the top spot at the box office this weekend with $32.4 million. Audiences disregarded Law Abiding Citizen's less than stellar reviews (including my own), and the film took second place and raked in $21.2 million. Paranomal Activity continues to soar, climbing up to number three and making $20.1 million. Couples Retreat slid down from number 1 to 4 with $17.9 million, and The Stepfather rounded out the top 5 with $12.3 million. Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. 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Create one now! 3 years When I first got the movie called WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, I start to LOVE it, because I didn't know that the movie became the number 1 movie of those movie charts. I really do like the scenes that has to do with Carol and Max, because they both act like father and son figures to each other, just like what James Gandolfini and Max Records will do together when they do all those scenes that has to do with their characters. I still wish for a sequel of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, but with no cussing, drugs, S-E-X, violence, and no BAD guys, cause it will scare the kids. Maybe bring back James Gandolfini as the voice of Carol, Lauren Ambrose as the voice of KW, Forest Whitaker as the voice of Ira, Catherine O'Hara as the voice of Judith, Paul Dano as the voice of Alexander, Michael Berry Jr. as the voice of Bernard the Bull, Chris Cooper as the voice of Douglas, Max Records as Max, Catherine Keener as Max's mother, Pepita Emmerichs as Max's sister; Claire. dleighl 4 years I took my 16 year old to see Where the Wild Things Are because I used to read it to him all the time when he was little. We loved it, and I cried at least three times, but I don't think it was for small children. It was a bit darker than I expected. aistea311 4 years I saw it and absolutely loved it. I got all teary even as early as the opening credits and cried at the end. It was so creative and in one of the scenes when they were looking for Stanley, a little girl in the audience kept saying "Stanley"! It was so precious :) mswender 4 years I saw Where the Wild Things are and hated it. apparently my friend and I are the only ones that hated it. None of the characters were likable, even Max. It was such want to be hipster/artsy I just couldn't buy into it. Almost left in the middle, wish we had left. amybdk 4 years I saw Where The Wild Things Are and enjoyed it so much! Everyone there was so excited - there was even a guy who was donning a crown and read the book out loud to us all. It was super cute. blondie829 4 years Saw Paranormal Activity this weekend.....amazing. People were yelling and screaming in the theater. Definitely couldn't sleep after, and I'm not one to be affected by movies. I'm glad to see that it did well! weffie 4 years We went Friday night, wearing crowns :) And I was one of the "kids" who howled along lol. SUCH an amazing movie!! I really wanna go see it at the Imax before it's too late, it must be spectacular! weffie 4 years We went Friday night, wearing crowns :) And I was one of the "kids" who howled along lol.SUCH an amazing movie!! I really wanna go see it at the Imax before it's too late, it must be spectacular! care0531 4 years WEll I wish I had gone and seen this movie I saw Couple Retreat and was really disappointed. It was not that funny and it just talked about couple problems so I didn't enjoy it at all! Yogaforlife 4 years I saw where the wild things are this weekend and really enjoyed it. I must say - I had to laugh when all the kids in the audience started howling along with the characters. 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