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It was a slow weekend at the box office as Americans had more on their minds besides going to the movies, but while it wasn't gangbuster business Focus Features did have a good weekend with two films in the top two spots. The studio's Come Play opened at Number 1 last weekend, and this weekend the Kevin Costner-led drama Let Him Go took the top spot. The film made its debut with $4 million. Come Play dropped to second place with $1.79 million, a 42.5% decline, bringing the two week domestic total to $5.72 million. The film has also earned $1.36 million from foreign markets giving it a worldwide gross of $7.08 million.
Disney placed another reissue in the Top Ten this week as the original Toy Story returned to the charts at Number 6 with $505,000.
Two films in the Top Ten actually saw an uptick in their fortunes. The War With Grandpa held on to the Number 3 spot, earning $1.5 million, up 19% from last weekend. That brings the film's domestic five week total to $13.4 million. Tenet also saw a slight boost of 2%, but still moved down one spot to Number 5 with $905,000. That brings the domestic ten week total to $55.1 million. Overseas, the film's cumulative total has reached $295.6 million, for a worldwide gross of $350.7 million.
Two previous Top Ten films reentered the charts this weekend, even with a deficit at the box office from the previous weekend. The New Mutants dropped 14% of its box office but moved up two spots to Number 9 with $127,720. That puts the domestic total at $23.58 million after 11 weeks of release. Love and Monsters rebounded with a 16% decline, moving from 13 to 10 with $107,674, bringing its four week domestic total to $927,825 (this total does not include digital sales).
One other new release just missed hitting the Top Ten. The Dark and the Wicked opened at Number 12 on 68 screens with $65,000. The film is also available on digital streaming services.
The weekend of November 13 has nothing but limited releases (and some that may also be making digital debuts): Echo Boomers, Chick Fight, Dreamland, Ammonite, Freaky and The Climb. Freaky is the most high profile of the new titles and may end up being a wider release than expected.
Below are the Top Ten grosses for the weekend of November 6-8.
- [N] Let Him Go - $4,000,470 [NEW]
-  Come Play - $1,793,080 [$5,724,905]
-  The War with Grandpa - $1,506,484 [$13,409,093]
-  Honest Thief - $1,141,091 [$11,177,613]
-  Tenet - $905,000 [$55,100,000]
- [N] Toy Story - $505,000 [NEW]
-  The Empty Man - $294,350 [$2,741,827]
-  Spell - $135,151 [$390,514]
-  The New Mutants - $127,720 [$23,585,119]
-  Love and Monsters - $107,674 [$927,825]
Source: Box Office Mojo