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Published Oct. 20, 2008

'Max Payne'out-polls 'W.'

Movie-goers elected a "W," but it was Mark Wahlberg, not George W. Bush. Wahlberg's action flick "Max Payne" debuted with $18 million to outdo Oliver Stone's film biography of George W. Bush, according to studio estimates Sunday. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters:

1. Max Payne, $18 million.

2. Beverly Hills Chihuahua, $11.2 million.

3. The Secret Life of Bees,$11.1 million.

4. W., $10.6 million.

5. Eagle Eye, $7.3 million.