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Box Score: A Christmas Carol delivered $31 million.

Moviegoers played scrooge at the weekend box office as A Christmas Carol [CAROL] open to a less than expected $31 million.  Six weeks before Christmas proved a tad early for the CG animated adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic story. However, A Christmas Carol should hold up well at the box office as the holidays approach and folks get into the Christmas spirit.  Robert Zemeckis' [RZEME] similar themed The Polar Express debuted with $23 million in November, 2004, but finished its first run with $162 million.

Last weekend's box office king, Michael Jackson's This Is It [JACKO] declined just 40% to $14 million for second place.  The musical documentary has already booked $57.8 million.

The comedy The Men Who Stared at Goats [MGOAT] debuted $13.3 million to edge out fellow newcomer The Fourth Kind [4KIND] at $12.3 million for third placeMeanwhile, the thriller The Box [THBOX] opened in sixth place with $7.8 million.  With tepid reviews, the three new releases are likely to fade quickly in the upcoming weeks.

Rank TITLE F-S-S TOTAL
1 DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL $31,000,000 $31,000,000
2 MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT $14,000,000 $57,855,000
3 THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS $13,309,000 $13,309,000
4 THE FOURTH KIND $12,521,285 $12,521,285
5 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY $8,600,000 $97,430,000
6 THE BOX $7,855,000 $7,855,000
7 COUPLES RETREAT $6,428,250 $95,979,760
8 LAW ABIDING CITIZEN $6,172,000 $60,872,598
9 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE $4,225,000 $69,268,000
10 ASTRO BOY $2,588,000 $15,072,701

Source: Exhbitor Relations Co.

 

 

 



Tag(s): CAROL, RZEME, JACKO, MGOAT, 4KIND, THBOX

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By Antibody on Sunday, November 8, 2009 @ 12:08 PM 2400 views

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