Skip Nav
Oscars
Fill Out Our Oscar Ballot For a Chance to Win $1,000!
Milo Ventimiglia
How Does Jack Die on This Is Us? 4 Heartbreaking Theories
Oscars
Who Will Win the 2017 Oscars? Our Predictions

A Christmas Carol Takes No. 1 at the Weekend Box Office

Box Office: Audiences Get in the Spirit With A Christmas Carol

Disney received an early present this year: The revamped version of the classic tale A Christmas Carol took the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend with $31 million. While that figure is on the low end of studio estimates for the film, insiders hope that it will continue to gain more movie-goers as we near the holidays. Following behind at No. 2 was last weekend's box office champ, Michael Jackson's This Is It, with $14 million.

Rounding out the rest of the top five were two more new releases — The Men Who Stare at Goats came in third with $13.3 million, and Milla Jovovich's The Fourth Kind took fourth place with $12.5 million. Fan favorite Paranormal Activity slipped to No. 5 with $8.6 million.

The small success story of the weekend was Precious, which raked in $1.8 million despite only opening in 18 theaters. Expect to see it climb up the box office chart next week as it expands into more cities.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I can't wait to see A Christmas Carol. It looks like such a fun movie to watch.
Hotel Transylvania DVD Release Date
Biggest Headline of 2009: Paranormal Activity's Box Office Success Story
This Is It Earns Top Spot in Weekend Box Office
Paranormal Activity is Number One at the Box Office Beating Out Saw IV
Buzz In: Which Scary Movies Do You Like — Horror or Thriller?
Jurassic World Breaks Opening Weekend Records
The SpongeBob Movie Had a Huge Weekend at the Box Office

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds