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“W” debut Payne-ful

Movie-goers chose 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 President Bush, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Stone's “W.” actually ran fourth, opening with $10.6 million, behind “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” (No. 2 with $11.2 million) and the chick flick “The Secret Life of Bees” (No. 3 with $11.1 million). Associated Press

Birthdays

Singer Tom Petty, 58. Actress Melanie Mayron, 56. Baseball All-Star Keith Hernandez, 55. Actor Viggo Mortensen, 50. Rock musician Jim Sonefeld (Hootie & The Blowfish), 44. Rock musician David Ryan, 44. Rock musician Doug Eldridge (Oleander), 41. Rapper Snoop Dogg, 37. Singer Dannii Minogue, 37. Country musician Jeff Loberg, 32. Actor John Krasinski, 29.

This day in history Oct. 20

1968: Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

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