All Hollywood wanted for Christmas was a good weekend at the box office and man, did Santa deliver. The top 12 films led by Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King grossed $168.6 million from Friday to Sunday, a record high for a Christmas weekend. The third and final Rings chapter earned another $51.2 million, bringing its two-week total $224 million. The Steve Martin comedy Cheaper by the Dozen opened in second place with a strong $28.2 million, followed by the Nicole Kidman-Jude Law Civil War epic Cold Mountain (No. 3 with $14.5 million), Something's Gotta Give (No. 4 with $14.2 million) and Paycheck (No. 5 with $13.9 million). Moviegoers, meanwhile, gave Peter Pan the hook. The live-action update opened at No. 7 with $11.4 million.
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