2012 Destroys the Box Office Competition

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Roland Emmerich’s latest end-of-the-world action film 2012 took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $65 million.  I’m a little surprised by that number given we’ve seen this kind of movie before and mid-November isn’t exactly a typical weekend to release a movie like this.  But it didn’t have much competition since A CHRISTMAS CAROL only managed $22.3 million and that was good enough for second.  For  those of you that are keeping track of early Oscar favorites, PRECIOUS; BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE came in fourth place with just over $6 million.

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But really, everyone is just trying to get what they can until next week’s NEW MOON.  TWILIGHT managed almost $70 in its opening weekend and that was without the super-hype machine we have behind NEW MOON.

1.         2012    $65,000,000

2.         A Christmas Carol (2009)      $22,325,000

3.         The Men Who Stare at Goats             $6,200,000

4.         Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire    $6,090,000

5.         Michael Jackson’s This Is It   $5,100,000

6.         The Fourth Kind         $4,744,000

7.         Couples Retreat          $4,253,000

8.         Paranormal Activity   $4,200,000

9.         Law Abiding Citizen $3,932,000

Source: Box Office Mojo

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