By Bill Wine

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The spinoff from “Shrek” shrieked at the box office.

The debuting animated comedy “Puss in Boots” featuring the Antonio Banderas-voiced character from the last three “Shrek” sequels, scared up an estimated $34 million on this snowy Halloween weekend which was enough for a first-place finish.

Last weekend’s record-setting ticket-selling leader, the horror sequel “Paranormal Activity 3” had a solid second weekend as well, taking in over $18 million and placing second.

The weekend’s two other mainstream releases held down the third and fourth spots.

“In Time,” the science fiction thriller with Justin Timberlake, earned $12 million, while the Johnny Depp comedy-drama “The Rum Diary” totaled $5 million.

Overall, industry-wide totals slightly exceeded those on the counterpart weekend last year.

Reported by Bill Wine, KYW Newsradio 1060

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