Hola movie fans, it's Sandie with the weekly box office results. Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to our many first-timers who tried their luck with the weekend predictions. Just a friendly reminder to get your picks in by Saturday night at 11:59PM. We'll let it slide this week, but in the future, "No soup for you!"

Last Thursday, Patricia picked the following as the top five:

  1. Happy Feet
  2. Casino Royale
  3. Deja Vu
  4. Turistas
  5. The Nativity Story

And for the second week in a row, the No. 4 and 5 spots ended up reversed:

  1. Happy Feet, $17.05 million
  2. Casino Royale,$15.1 million
  3. Deja Vu, $11 million
  4. The Nativity Story, $8 million
  5. Deck the Halls, $6.6 million
I'm not sure what his magic trick is, but once again the same poster (and this is quite unprecedented) has managed to correctly predict the exact top-five lineup: bubba8193. Bubba, you're only in your second week playing, and you're already in 7th place. Way to go! Box office regular zsxxx03 came in a close second this week with 13 points. If only 'Turistas' had been No. 5, he too would've had a perfect score. Here'swhere everyone is in the weekly standings:

  1. Patricia -- this week: 11 points/total: 86 points (after 8 weeks)
  2. zsxxx03 -- 13 points/79 points (7 weeks)
  3. chrisnbn -- 10/75 points (7 weeks)
  4. crzydcguy84 -- 4 points/69 points (8 weeks)
  5. mrheenster -- 8 points/57 points (7 weeks)
  6. tangoeco -- 9 points/34 points (4 weeks)
  7. bubba8193 -- 16 points/32 points (2 weeks)laraeruiz -- 11 points/32 points (4 weeks)
  8. drurd2006 -- no entry/27 points (3 weeks)
  9. ajdear -- 9 points/20 points (2 weeks)
  10. bostonsleppard -- 9 points/18 points (2 weeks)
  11. ardentheater -- no entry/13 points (1 week)
  12. brldisteach -- no entry/12 points (1 week)
  13. filmman36 -- 12 points (1 week)
  14. malc004 -- 12 points (1 week)
  15. aargabrite -- no entry/11 points (1 week)
  16. ssitalionstallion -- 11 points (1 week)
  17. zippylizardhead --no entry/10 points (1 week)
  18. ethandavid26 -- no entry/ 9 points (1 week)
  19. kandaegurl -- 9 points (1 week)
  20. linc68503 --- no entry/9 points(1 week)
  21. mamasitalinda520 -- 9 points (1 week)
  22. sleezye396 -- 9 points (1 week)
  23. taltarzac -- 9 points (1 week)
  24. bnfan08 -- 8 points (1 week)
  25. epr1202 -- 8 points (1 week)
  26. horsegenius88 -- 8 points (1 week)
  27. slowriter57 -- 8 points (1 week)
  28. swsfamily -- 8 points (1 week)
  29. reverbzz -- no entry/7 points (1 week)
  30. golfman -- no entry/7 points (1 week)
  31. jecmen24 -- no entry/7 points (1 week)
  32. cali1184 -- no entry/6 points (1 week)
  33. dylsan -- 6 points (1 week)
  34. mastermike612 -- 6 points (1 week)
  35. bonaldduck -- 5 points (1 week)
  36. evilone1414 -- 4 points (1 week)
  37. liesse00 -- 4 points (1 week)
  38. lovelymsbond007 -- 4 points (1 week)
  39. polyt2ari -- 4 points (1 week)

Looks like everyone in America is going to same three films. For a third week in a row, 'Happy Feet' and 'Casino Royale' finished one and two, and for the second consecutive week, 'Deja Vu' is third. 'Happy Feet' is only the second film of the year (the first is 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest,' which coincidentally comes out on DVD this week) to three-peat at No. 1. The animated musical has now made more than $121 million. Who would've thought a tap-dancing penguin could be all the rage this fall?

None of the week's new releases made much of a dent at the box office, although it seems some moviegoers did venture out to see the "reason for the season" drama 'The Nativity Story,' which follows the Biblical 90-mile journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where as we all know, Mary gave birth to Jesus. Sadly, I spent a distracting amount of the time during the film thinking of 16-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes' actual teenage pregnancy. But that's a whole other story.

As for 'Turistas,' it's clear not every horror flick featuring scantily clad women (what other reason is the line "Do you mind if I take my top off?" in the trailer but to attract horndog teen boys) is destined for box-office glory. It made a mere $3.5 million and had to settle for 8th place. Oh, well. At least Josh Duhamel has 'Las Vegas.'

Well, folks, that's it for this week. Good luck with your predictions!


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Tags:Happy Feet, Casino Royale, Deja Vu, Nativity Story, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Turistas, Josh Duhamel, box office

categories Features, Cinematical