LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" bested the latest horror franchise "Saw V" to take top place on the North American box office earnings list on its first weekend out, Exhibitor Relations said Monday. HSM3 cashed in with 42 million dollars in weekend ticket sales, trailed by "Saw V," which scared up 30 million dollars. "Max Payne," the noir, fantasy-tinged movie based on the best-selling video game and starring Mark Wahlberg as an undercover New York cop hell-bent on revenge, earned 7.8 million dollars for third place. The pooches of "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" took fourth place with 6.9 million dollars, pushing the film's four-week total boxoffice earnings to 78 million dollars. Gavin O'Connor's cop film "Pride and Glory," starring Edward Norton and Colin Farrell, opened this weekend in fifth place with 6.3 million dollars, just ahead of "The Secret Life of Bees," which took in six million. Oliver Stone's biography of President George W. Bush, "W," dropped from fourth to seventh place this weekend with 5.1 million dollars, for a two-week total of 18.5 million dollars in earnings. Rounding out the top ten were futuristic thriller "Eagle Eye," with 5.0 million dollars (87.9 million five week total); Ridley Scott-directed spy thriller "Body of Lies," with 4.1 million; and "Quarantine," with 2.6 million.