The animated film ParaNorman, about a boy who can talk to the dead, took in $14 million to nail down third place.
The Campaign, with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis came in fourth, with $13.4 million for its second weekend, while Sparkle, with Whitney Houston playing the mother of three young singers, placed fifth, with $12 million.
Hard times for 'Tonight'
NBC Universal is laying off more than 20 staffers at The Tonight Show
and host Jay Leno
is taking a pay cut to keep others from getting the ax, according to the website Deadline Hollywood.
Deadline editor-in-chief Nikki Finke writes that as many as 25 staffers may have been pink-slipped on Friday and that "producers were forced to take pay cuts or lose their jobs." The move affects about 10 percent of the staff, which numbers around 200, according to the Associated Press. Leno's annual salary of $25 million to $30 million will drop to about $20 million, according to AP. But not to worry: Jay brings in an extra $15 mil to $20 mil per year from his outside work.
Leno's CBS late-night rival, David Letterman, took a pay cut in 2009.
Despite strong ratings, The Tonight Show has not been a moneymaker for NBC, which is owned by Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp. A call seeking comment from NBC Universal was not returned.
Wynonna's hub hurt
Singer Wynonna Judd
is postponing concerts in Canada next week to stay by the side of her husband, Michael Moser
, 55, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in South Dakota on Saturday. Moser hit a car when he crossed the center line on U.S. Highway 16 in the Black Hills. His injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening. Judd and Moser were married in June. He was cited for crossing the center line and not having a motorcycle license.
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