Where the Wild Things Are, the adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book, took No. 1 at the weekend box office with $32.5 million beating out the thriller Law Abiding Citizen starring Gerard Butler, left.

1. Where the Wild Things Are, $32.5 million

2. Law Abiding Citizen, $21.3 million

3. Paranormal Activity, $20.2 million

4. Couples Retreat, $17.9 million

5. The Stepfather, $12.3 million

6. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, $8.1 million

7. Zombieland, $7.8 million

8. Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3-D, $3 million

9. Surrogates, $1.92 million

10. The Invention of Lying, $1.9 million

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