National Treasure Tops Box Office for Third Straight Week
Topping the charts for the third weekend in a row is "National Treasure." It grossed $17.1M this weekend for a total of $110.2M in just three weeks. This has already became Nicolas Cage's third personal best, behind "Face/Off"'s $112.3M and "The Rock"'s $134M. In another two weeks, it will probably surpass "The Rock." With Christmas on the horizon, the next two spots are taken by two Christmas-themed films -- "Christmas with the Kranks" and "Polar Express," respectively. "Christmas with the Kranks," one of the worst-reviewed films of the year with a very rotten 4% on the Tomatometer (even worse than the 7% of Ben Affleck's "Surviving Christmas"), grossed $11.7M for a total of $45.5M in two weeks. "Polar Express" grossed $11M for a total of $96.4M in four weeks. It's holding up surprisingly well.
In fourth and fifth place are a pair of animated features. "The Incredibles "grossed $9.2M over the weekend for a total of $226M in five weeks of release. It doesn't look like it'll be able to beat "Finding Nemo"'s $340M total. In "Nemo"'s fifth week of release, it made $254M, which is $28M more than "The Incredibles" in the same span of time. In fifth place is "The Spongebob Squarepants Movie," which grossed $7.8M over the weekend. Its total is $68.4M so far.
Rounding out the top 10 are "Alexander" ($4.7M), "Finding Neverland "($2.9M), "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" ($2.8M), and "Ray" ($1.9M).
With a not-so-great total of $29.7M so far and dropping precipitously, Oliver Stone's "Alexander" is the winter season's first bonafide bomb. It also has a very rotten Tomatometer of 15%.
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