Not immediately embalmed by lethal reviews, the thriller "Stephen King's Graveyard Shift" debuted in first place at the box office, collecting $5.1 million in its premiere weekend.

According to figures released by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc., second place went to the new Kirstie Alley comedy "Sibling Rivalry," which grossed $4 million.Playing in wide release for the first weekend, the Susan Sarandon-James Spader romance "White Palace" moved to third place. In fourth was Steven Seagal's karate adventure "Marked for Death," which fell after three weeks atop the leader board.

The otherworldly love story "Ghost" appeared in fifth. After 16 weeks in release, it has amassed $176.5 million.

Here are the top movie ticket sales as tallied by Exhibitor Relations:

1. "STEPHEN KING'S GRAVEYARD SHIFT," $5.1 million (first week).

2. "Sibling Rivalry," $4 million (first week).

3. "White Palace," $3.45 million ($5 million, three weeks).

4. "Marked for Death," $3.43 million ($33.9 million, four weeks).

5. "Ghost," $3.08 million ($176.5 million, 16 weeks).

6. "Memphis Belle," $3.07 million ($15.5 million, three weeks).

7. "Quigley Down Under," $2.7 million ($7.7 million, two weeks).

8. "Avalon," $2.1 million ($6.5 million, four weeks).

9. "Fantasia," $2 million ($17.9 million, four weeks).

10. "Mr. Destiny," $1.9 million ($9.2 million, three weeks).