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2012 Is Number One at the Box Office

2012 Ends the World at Number One

The apocalypse makes for top of the box office: doomsday drama 2012 was the number one movie this weekend, pulling in $65 million in its first outing at theaters. If that sounds like an insane amount of money to you, you're right — it's the seventh highest-grossing November opening ever.

Last week's number one, Jim Carrey's A Christmas Carol was pushed into the second spot with $22.3 million, followed by The Men Who Stare at Goats with $6.2 million.

The little move that could, Precious, came in fourth with $6 million, which is more than a 200 percent increase. It's not too surprising, since the much-buzzed-about movie opened up in more cities nationwide, but still a feat considering it has yet to reach wide release. Finally, the Michael Jackson doc This Is It fell to No. 5, earning $5.1 million.

Photos courtesy of Sony Pictures

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Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
I had friends go see 2012 and Precious this weekend. And everyone of them said that Precious was really good, half of them didnt even realize Mariah Carey was in it lol. As for 2012, they said it was long. lol
myfairlady93 myfairlady93 7 years
I saw 2012 this weekend. My friends and I laughed almost through the entire movie since it's so ridiculous. But out of an almost full theater we were the only ones laughing, so I really hope that people actually did realize how hilarious after the fact.
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