Christmas Weekend Box Office Recap

Wow, did I really predict that Sweeney Todd was going to win the weekend? Clearly this shows that despite being a critic for 10 years, I know nothing about movie watching audiences.

Instead of a barber that slices up people with razors and sings about it, audiences instead wanted to see an implausibly-plotted treasure hunt movie where Nick Cage pretends he's not losing his hair.

This was followed by Will Smith's horror movie and three animated chipmunks (also a horror movie in my opinion).

OK, I'm going back to my egg nog bender and setting bear traps in the fireplace. Merry Christmas!

Here are the box office totals for this past weekend:

1 (new) National Treasure: The Book of Secrets $45,500,000
2 (1) I am Legend $34,225,000
3 (2) Alvin and the Chipmunks $29,000,000
4 (new) Charlie Wilson's War $9,617,625
5 (new) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street $9,350,000
6 (new) P.S., I Love You $6,505,000
7 (4) Enchanted $4,152,000
8 (new) Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story $4,100,000
9 (3) His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass $3,975,000
10 (11) Juno $3,400,000

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