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‘2012’ Explodes At Box Office

Moviegoers lined up for the end-of-the-world epic “2012,” which topped the weekend boxoffice with a heaping $65 million in opening domestic coin. Directed by Roland Emmerich (“Independence Day”), the effects-filled actioner cost $200 million to produce. But with a $225 million worldwide haul from simultaneous openings in 105 foreign territories, the film delivered big dividends.

The twelve estimated top producing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, November 15, 2009 include:

Rank Title                    Distributor  Weekend Gross  Cume   Locations

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1 2012                         Sony         65,000,000  65,000,000 3404

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2 Disney’s A Christmas Carol   Disney       22,325,000  63,288,844 3683

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3 Men Who Stare At Goats, The  Overture

Films        6,200,000  23,376,297 2453

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4 Precious: Based on the Novel Lionsgate

“Push”                                    6,090,000   8,914,552  174

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5 Michael Jackson’s This Is It Sony          5,100,000  67,211,376 3037

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6 The Fourth Kind              Universal     4,743,750  20,588,045 2530

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7 Couples Retreat              Universal     4,252,755 102,133,145 2509

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8 Paranormal Activity          Paramount     4,200,000 103,846,767 2712

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9 Law Abiding Citizen          Overture

Films        3,932,000  67,326,125 2071

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10 The Box,                     Warner Bros.  3,185,000  13,206,254 2635

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11 Pirate Radio                 Focus

Features     2,869,377   2,869,377  882

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12 Where The Wild Things Are    Warner Bros.  2,415,000  73,437,273 2090

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