'New Year's Eve' knocks 'Twilight' from movie top spot
Comedy one bright spot for rather disappointing week for film attendance
The star-studded comedy "New Year's Eve" knocked "The Twilight Saga's
Breaking Dawn Part I" from the top spot at the American box office in its
debut week. Still, it was rather disappointing, grossing only about
$13.7 million, marking the lowest opening of 2011. Many industry
analysts had said that the Garry Marshall-directed film was expected to
make at least $20 million on its first weekend.
The star-studded comedy 'New Year's Eve' dethroned 'The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I' from the top spot at the American box office in its debut week for a rather disappointing weekend at the box office,
At the number two spot was the R-rated comedy "The Sitter," which raked in around $10 million on its opening weekend. The domestic gross for the Jonah Hill-starring movie, which cost less than $25 million to produce, is in line with its pre-weekend prediction.
"We opened in line with our pre-release expectations, and we'll continue to play as the college crowd finishes up finals," 20th Century Fox's senior vice president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson said.
"Breaking Dawn I", meanwhile, falls to the third place after three weeks covering the chart. Dropping 52 percent from last week, the vampire movie collects an approximately $7.9 million for a total domestic cumulative of $259.6 million after four weeks playing in theaters. The film runs 3 percent behind its predecessor, 2009's "The Twilight Saga's New Moon", which earned $267.3 million in the same period.
At fourth place, there is "The Muppets" which rakes in an estimated $7 million, declining 36 percent from last week. After three weeks playing in cinemas, the fan-favorite puppet movie collects a total domestic cumulative of $65.2 million.
"Arthur Christmas" rounds up the top five with approximately $6.6 million, dropping 11 percent from last week.
Top Ten Movies at Box Office for December 9 - 11:
1. "New Year's Eve" - $13.7 million
2. "The Sitter" - $10 million
3. "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I" - $7.9 million
4. "The Muppets" - $7 million
5. "Arthur Christmas" - $6.6 million
6. "Hugo" - $6.1 million
7. "The Descendants" - $4.8 million
8. "Happy Feet Two" - $3.7 million
9. "Jack and Jill" - 3.2 million
10. "Immortals" - $2.4 million
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