30 Days of Night: David Slade’s Vampire Horror Picture

Sony’s vampire horror picture 30 Days of Night won the weekend at the domestic box office, while the crowded pack of new entries are having trouble drawing audiences to the theater.

Director David Slades 30 Days, starring Ben Foster and Josh Hartnett, grossed aboutd $6.2 million from 2,855 locations.

Lionsgate comedy, Tyler Perrys Why Did I Get Married came in No. 2, grossing an estimated $3.4 million from 2,034 theaters as it entered its second frame for a cumulative of $30.2 million.

Holdovers comedy The Game Plan and George Clooney starrer Michael Clayton came in No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, on Friday. Disneys Game Plan declined only 19% from the previous Friday to $2.5 million from 3,301 runs as the family comedy entered its fourth frame for a cume of $63.5 million.

Warner’s intelligent thriller Michael Clayton declined 32% from the previous Friday to $2.2 million from 2,585 runs for a cume of $14.9 million as it entered second weekend in wide release.

Foxs sports spoof The Comeback edged out serious adult dramas, grossing an estimated $2.1 million from 2,812 runs for the No. 5 slot.

Ben Afflecks feature directorial debut Gone Baby Gone, from Miramax, grossed an estimated $2 million from 1,713 runs in the best showing for new adult dramas. The critically acclaimed film, starring Casey Affleck and Morgan Freeman, placed No. 6.

Disneys re-issued family holiday title Tim Burtons Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D grossed an estimated $1.84 million from only 564 runs in its Friday bow for No. 7, edging out Sonys holdover We Own the Night, which grossed an estimated $1.82 million on Friday for a cume of $16.1 million as it entered its second frame. Night declined 52% from the previous Friday.

New Line’s politically thriller Rendition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon, came in No. 9, grossing $1.4 million from 2,250 theaters in its Friday bow.

Proving the most disappointing among debuting adult dramas was DreamWorks-Paramounts Halle Berry-Benicio Del Toro vehicle, Things We Lost in the Fire, which grossed an estimated $502,000 from 1,142 runs, putting it at No. 15, behind holdovers The Heartbreak Kid, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Across the Universe, The Kingdom and Into the Wild.