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Box Office Review: Bad Movie Wins Again

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Get ready not to laugh! | Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Despite not being terribly funny, Four Christmases managed to wrest the box-office crown from last week's winner, Twilight. The new "comedy" hauled in $31.6M ($46.7M) to top a resurgent Bolt ($26.5M/$66.8M) and a fading Twilight ($26.3M/$119.6M). Quantum of Solace stabilized in week 3 ($19.5M/$142M) while Australia debuted to a higher than expected number ($14.8M/$20M). Madagascar 2 continued to print money ($14.5M/$159.5M) while Transporter 3: More Driving opened to a relatively disappointing $12.3M ($18.5M).

After that it was the resilient Role Models ($5.2M/$57.8M), the devastating The Boy in the Striped Pajamas ($1.6M/$5.1M) and the fantastic Milk ($1.3M/$1.8M). Milk had the highest per theater average of any film in the top 25 ($38,361) while the wonderful Slumdog Millionaire ($27,898 per) once again had a great weekend despite not being able to crack the top 10. Hey, Fox Searchlight! How about getting this movie into more theaters so that the rest of America can see what we've been talking about?!