2012 Tops Weekend Box Office
Worldwide moviegoers have given their opinion of “2012″, the end-of-the-wold thriller by Roland Emmerich, and the verdict was the film earning $225 million. In just the US and Canada, the movie made $65 million, making it one of the year’s top ten at number one in the box office for debut earnings.
The film stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson and Danny Glover. It’s about the sun emitting a massive solar flare, which reeks havoc on the world as it causes other natural disasters to occur in its aftermath.
Taking the second spot on the chart was “A Christmas Carol” with $22.3 million during its second week at the box office. Also in their second week in theaters were “The Men Who Stare At Goats” and “Precious: Based On The Novel “Push” By Sapphire”, which took third and fourth place with $6.2 million and $6 million respectively. “Precious” made a huge jump from twelve on the chart, grossing $8.9 million and is only showing in about two thousand theaters.
“Michael Jackson’s This Is It” took a tumble from second place to fifth in its third week, earning $5.1 million for the weekend and $67.2 million overall. In the sixth spot was “The Fourth Kind”, which earned $4.7 million in its second week in theaters. “Couples Retreat” remained in seventh place this weekend with $4.2 million in sales.
Taking the eighth spot on the chart was “Paranormal Activity” with $4.2 million, while “Law Abiding Citizen” made $3.9 million in sales for ninth place. Rounding out the top ten for the weekend box office was “The Box”, which in its second week made $3.2 million.