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Almost matching its opening weekend of $34 million dollar for dollar, Puss in Boots stayed on top for another week with an estimated $33
million, giving it a two-week total of $75.5 million. Nothing new attracted families
this week, so a well-received spinoff from a popular brand (that many people
missed anyways due to busy Halloween weekend) made the saucer-eyed kitty an easy
Puss in Boots grossed slightly below
Failing to meet
expectations in second, however was the broad caper
Smoking two joints before
they smoked two joints was the lovable duo of Harold and Kumar in the aptly
titled A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas, which debuted in third
with $13.1 million. This was up from the original which became a sleeper hit
after a $5.5 million debut, but down from “Escape from
The Top Ten
1. Puss in Boots - $33M
2. Tower Heist - $25.1M…$25.1M
3. A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas - $13.1M…$13.1M
4. Paranormal Activity 3 - $8.5M…$95.3M
5. In Time - $7.7M…$24.0M
6. Footloose - $4.6M…$44.8M
7. Real Steel - $3.4M…$78.7M
8. The Rum Diary - $3.0M…$10.4M
9. The Ides of March - $2.0M…$36.8M
10. Moneyball - $1.9M…$70.3M
Again thanks to improved weather and a lack of ghouls roaming the streets, cinema-goers flocked out to see what they missed last weekend as all the remaining films in the top ten saw great holds.
Paranormal Activity 3 stabilized after its second weekend crash dropping 53 percent which equated to an $8.5 million weekend and $95.3 million gross. The low-budget scare-fest is still on track to become the highest grossing of the bunch and has collected a towering $172.4 million globally.
Justin Timberlake and co. managed to steal a few more hours of life thanks to a small dip of 36.6 percent for In Time after a so-so debut last week. Faring even better across boarders, the sci-fi thriller has taken in $38 million over two weeks, with Fox predicting a $100 million international run. The Rum Diary also held up decently, but that won’t help its embarrassing $10.4 million take over 10 days.
The real story from the international market is the domination of The Adventures of Tintin, which in two weeks has amassed a colossal $125.3 million ahead of its North American debut. With many markets still to open and the holidays looming, this Steven Spielberg-directed adventure could turn out to be one the year’s biggest smashes.
Three vastly different films debut next week in theaters starting with a mid-week launch from Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar starring Leonardo DiCaprio. After beginning in just seven houses, on Friday it will balloon to 1,900. Adam Sandler will test his comedic skills in drag with Jack and Jill which rolls into an aggressive 3,000-plus theaters. Finally, visual stylist Tarsem Singh will get his 300 mojo on with the mythical action flick Immortals, which slices into 3,000 cinemas.