"2012" Wreaks Havoc at Box-Office, Opens at No. 1 with $65 Million! 


It was hardly doom and gloom for Columbia Pictures' "2012." The disaster flick opened at No. 1 with $65 million domestically, and $225 million worldwide.

With the film's price tag at a reported budget of $260 million, this is a good news for the studio.

The Roland Emmerich-directed flick knocked down Scrooge from its No. 1 position. "Disney's A Christmas Carol" fell down to No. 2 with $22.3 million, but it's only down 26% percent. The Jim Carrey Christmas flick raised its 10-day total to $63.3 million.

The George Clooney farcical film, "The Men Who Stare at Goats," held its No. 3 position with a $6.2 million box-office take.

"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" entered the Top 10. The Oprah Winfrey-Tyler Perry executive produced film took in $6.1 million in just 174 theaters.

I LOVE THIS MOVIE! IT WILL PULL YOU DOWN, TO PICK YOU UP! GO WATCH "PRECIOUS."

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson beat Miley Cyrus! "This Is It" has raised its domestic total to $67.2 million passing the $65.3 million total of "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert."

"Michael Jackson: This Is It" now holds the title of all-time top-grossing music documentary.

Meanwhile, the weekend's other new wide release, the rock and roll comedy "Pirate Radio" opened weakly at No. 11 with $2.9 million. But at just 882 theaters, the film still managed to sell $3,253 worth of tickets per cinema.

Here's the estimated Top 10 box-office list for weekend of Nov. 13th:

1. "2012," $65 million.

2. "Disney's A Christmas Carol," $22.3 million.

3. "The Men Who Stare at Goats," $6.2 million.

4. "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," $6.1 million.

5. "Michael Jackson's This Is It," $5.1 million.

6. "The Fourth Kind," $4.7 million.


7. "Couples Retreat," $4.3 million.


8. "Paranormal Activity," $4.2 million.

9. "Law Abiding Citizen," $3.9 million.

10. "The Box," $3.2 million.


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