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Weekend Box-Office


WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE

Mel, all is forgiven?

When a film featuring no-name actors, a ton of violence and a language that is not English throughout its entire runtime finishes in the top spot of the weekend box-office, despite its competitor flicks featuring dudes like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jude Law, and hotties like Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly, you know that the man behind the film (Melvin Gibson) is someone the public trusts to make good movies. Either that or APOCALYPTO just looked more interesting to audiences this past weekend than did the BLOOD DIAMOND, THE HOLIDAY and UNACCOMPANIED MINORS. Either way, APOCALYPTO finished atop the box-office this past weekend.

Despite the fact that none of the 4 new films this week grossed any major dough (even APOCALYPTO only managed $14M in its first weekend of release), it was surely BLOOD DIAMOND that disappointed the most, since it apparently cost about $100M to produce. Even the rom-com THE HOLIDAY apparently cost about $85M, which I'm assuming went to pay the leads?

BORAT finally dropped out of the top 10 in its 6th week of release, while at the same time, going over the $120M mark in grosses. HAPPY FEET and CASINO ROYALE also continued their toe-tapping together in 3rd and 4th place respectively, both seemingly headed over the $150M and maybe even the $200M mark (depending on the holidays and shit).

Next week sees the addition of only 3 wide releases including the film starring Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford and many other voices for CHARLOTTE'S WEB, as well as the dragon flick ERAGON (a spin-off movie of Viggo Mortensen character from LOTR??) and the interesting looking PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS (and yes, it's misspelled on purpose!). What movie do you think will rule the box-office charts next weekend? VOTE HERE!!

1. Apocalypto $ 14.2 Million
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2. The Holiday $ 13.5 Million
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3. Happy Feet $ 12.7 Million $ 137.7 Million
4. Casino Royale $ 8.8 Million $ 128.9 Million
5. Blood Diamond $ 8.5 Million
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6. Unaccompanied Minors $ 6.2 Million
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7. Deja Vu $ 6.1 Million $ 53 Million
8. The Nativity Story $ 5.6 Million $ 15.8 Million
9. Deck the Halls $ 3.9 Million $ 30.1 Million
10. The Santa Clause 3:... $ 3.3 Million $ 77.2 Million

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