A new remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic, “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” shook up the Box Office this weekend. “The Day the Earth Stood Still” got less than stellar reviews, but moviegoers flocked to the film anyway, allowing it to rack up an estimated $31 million to become the number one flick in the country. An impressive debut for this version of “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”
Far behind in second place, “Four Christmases” took in around $13 million. The romantic comedy held down the number one spot for two weeks straight. In third this weekend, the vampire love story, “Twilight,” with $8 million followed by the computer-animated “Bolt” with about $7.5 million in fourth and rounding out the top five, the epic adventure “Australia” with an estimated $4 million.