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The Day The Earth Stood Still Invades Box Office

1 minute read | December 2008

Fox’s remake of the sci-fi classic “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” starring Keanu Reeves, landed atop the U.S. weekend Box Office with an estimated $31 million in opening grosses.

Warner Brothers’ comedy “Four Christmases” dropped to second place, with $13.3 million over the weekend and an $88 million cumulative take over three weeks of release.

Summit’s vampire romance “Twilight” finished third over the weekend, with an $8 million performance and a $150.1 million cumulative take over four weeks of release.

Industrywide, year-to-date totals for 2008 are outpacing the same portion of 2007 grosses by 1%, at $9.01 billion.

Below are Box Office totals for the weekend of December 12-14, 2008 from Nielsen EDI.



1The Day The Earth Stood StillTWENTIETH CENTURY FOX$30,480,153$30.5
2Four ChristmasesWARNER BROS.$13,074,470$87.8
3TwilightSUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT$7,951,131$150.0
4BoltWALT DISNEY STUDIOS$7,464,282$88.8
5AustraliaTWENTIETH CENTURY FOX$4,169,277$37.8
6Quantum of SolaceSONY PICTURES$3,715,522$157.6
7Nothing Like The HolidaysOVERTURE FILMS$3,531,664$3.5
8Madagascar: Escape 2 AfricaPARAMOUNT$3,181,231$169.9
9MilkFOCUS FEATURES$2,598,638$7.6
10Transporter 3LIONSGATE$2,351,229$29.4
Source: The Hollywood Reporter / Nielsen EDI

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