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Box Office: Christmases Gets an Early Gift, Punisher Trails Behind and More

Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, Four Christmases

Thanksgiving may have just gone by, but audiences were feeling Christmasy already — in their movie tastes, at least.

The Vince Vaughn-Reese Witherspoon rom-com Four Christmases topped the box office in its second weekend in theaters with $18.2 million, Variety reports. It was followed by other recent openers Twilight...More, after the jump. read more

Four Christmases Present at Top of Holiday Box Office

Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, Four Christmases

Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn's Four Christmases kept on giving this holiday, earning $31.7 million from Friday-Sunday and $46.7 mil over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Disney's Bolt placed second with $26.6 mil, a slight increase over its opening weekend.

Rounding out the top five were ... read more

Twilight Takes Big Bite out of Box Office, Sequel Already Planned


Teen vampire flick Twilight sucked the life out of its competitors this weekend, earning claiming the No. 1 spot with a $70.6 million opening, according to studio estimates.

Seventy-five percent of that cash flow came from women, Variety reports, and such a strong opening sets a new precedent. Openings of $70 million and up are generally expected from family films and fanboy franchises (see Iron Man and Dark Knight), but this fangirl (or fang-girl?) rush, while expected, exceeded the studio's expectations by more than $10 million.

Though sequels were almost a given considering the success of Stephenie Meyer's book series, Summit Entertainment announced ... read more

Bond Bigger Than Ever: Quantum Sets Record with No. 1 Debut

Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace left the box office shaken and stirred this weekend with a $70.4 million haul to open at No. 1.

The gigantic intake easily set a new franchise record for the biggest domestic bow, topping 2002's Die Another Day, which snagged $47.1 million its opening weekend, The Hollywood Reporter reports. In addition, Quantum pulled in $30 million more than ...
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Madagascar 2 Roars to No. 1

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Audiences went wild for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa this weekend as the animated sequel led the way atop the box office with $63.5 million.

The three-day haul bests the original's four-day Memorial Day weekend intake of $61 million in 2005, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Way behind in second ...
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High School Musical 3 Rules Again

Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale in High School Musical 3

It was a repeat performance at the top of the box office this weekend for High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

Despite competition from the scary, the raunchy and Angelina Jolie, Zac Efron and Co. managed to snag another ...
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High School Musical 3 and Saw Kill the Competition

Saw V and High School Musical 3

Disney’s much-hyped High School Musical 3: Senior Year and Lionsgate’s Saw V took over the top spots at the box office over the weekend according to early box office numbers Sunday, opening with $42 million and $30.5 million, respectively.

The top two films made some records happen... read more

Box Office Hot List: High School Musical and More

The movies competing for your attention the weekend of Oct. 24 are:

High School Musical 3: Senior Year
The phenomenally successful High School Musical franchise makes the leap onto the big screen with the third installment, High School Musical 3: Senior Year. As the name implies, this time out the students at East High are dealing with impending changes in their lives as Graduation nears. Troy (Zac Efron) wins another basketball championship with his best friend and teammate Chad (Corbin Bleu), and finds himself conflicted about his college plans, unable to choose between basketball and theater. And as if this weren't enough, he's also struggling to figure out how to maintain his relationship with his loving girlfriend Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) when she opts for early admission to Stanford.

Get the rest of this review, our take on Pride and Glory and more after the jump. read more

Max Payne Outguns W. at Box Office

Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis

George W. Bush is no match for Max Payne.

The Mark Wahlberg action flick, based on a video game, easily shot to the top spot at the box office, opening with $18 million, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Oliver Stone's W., on the other hand, finished fourth with a respectable $10.6 million, on par with expectations. Guess a Bush biopic doesn’t really draw the crowds.

Sandwiched in between were ...
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Chihuahua Takes Down Lies for Box-Office Honors

Beverly Hills Chihuahua topped the box office for a second straight weekend, taking in $17.5 million, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe's Body of Lies bowed well below expectations.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Disney pooch comedy dropped only 40 percent for a to-date total of $52.2 million.

Horror flick Quarantine racked up a respectable $14.2 million to edge Lies for second. The DiCaprio-Crowe political drama underwhelmed and ...
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