The disaster thriller “2012” totally wiped out the competition at the Box Office this weekend. The film about a worldwide catastrophe in the year 2012 earned an estimated $65 million! “2012” is now the number one film in the country. That incredible movie poster probably sold a few million tickets for the doomsday flick. “2012” stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, and Danny Glover. The epic adventure is directed by Roland Emmerich.
Disney’s “A Christmas Carol,” last week’s top movie, dropped to second with around $22 million. In two weeks, this version of the Charles Dickens classic has scooped up more than $63 million at the domestic Box Office and Christmas is still more than a month away. A lot of movie fans don’t start thinking about going to a holiday film until after they’ve had their Thanksgiving turkey and started serious Christmas shopping.
In third, “The Men Who Stared at Goats” with $6.2 million, followed close behind by “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” with $6 million. This independent film has been in wide release only for a couple of weeks. It tells the heartbreaking story of an illiterate New York teenager who lives in horrible conditions where she’s been raped and impregnated by her father twice, but in the end, she manages to triumph. The movie stars Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe and entertainers Mariah Carey and Mo’Nique.
Rounding out the top five, “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” documentary with $5 million for a three week domestic total of around $68 million.