Box Office Review: America is still Enchanted
Enchanted joined the small circle of films that have topped the box office over consecutive weekends this year. It brought in 17 million dollars, raising its cume to a healthy $70.6M. This Christmas was second to Enchanted once again. It made an extra $8.4M and--considering its meager $13M budget--is now a bona fide hit with a gross of $36.9M. Beowulf was third in its third week, adding $7.9M to its $68.6M worth of treasure. The weekend's only wide opener, Awake, finished a weak fourth with $6M, further eroding Jessica Alba's career.
Holdovers, obviously, reigned after that: Hitman ($5.8M/$30.2M), Fred Claus ($5.5M/$59.8M), August Rush ($5.1M/$20.3M), the great No Country for Old Men ($4.5M/$23M), Bee Movie ($4.5M/$117.6M) and American Gangster ($4.3M/$121.7M). The two prestige films opening in limited release this weekend were both big winners. The Savages opened to a per-theater average of $38,250 while The Diving Bell and the Butterfly averaged $25,100. The season's first blockbuster, The Golden Compass arrives this Friday.
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