Happy New Year to one and all. Have you broken all your resolutions yet? Here's what I picked for this weekend's top five:

1. Night at the Museum
2. Dreamgirls
3. The Pursuit of Happyness
4. Rocky Balboa
5. The Good Shepherd

And the actual top five (drum roll, please):

1.Night at the Museum - $37.8 million
2.The Pursuit of Happyness - $19.3 million
3. Dreamgirls- $15.5 million
4. Charlotte's Web - $12 million
5. Rocky Balboa - $11.4 million

Get the full box office report here.


Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum
Once again, I picked only the top movie correctly -- but I couldn't have predicted how well 'Night at the Museum' would end up doing (again). It earned $8 million more than it did on opening weekend, with parents presumably shuttling their entire families to the theaters to catch Ben Stiller's dinosaurific antics. Looks like we have to anoint 'Museum' as the season's new 'Happy Feet,' seeing as how it's hauled in a whopping $125 million in only two weeks of release. Amazingly enough, that makes it the 14th-highest-grossing film of 2006, just behind 'Borat' and just ahead of 'The Devil Wears Prada' and 'The Departed.'

And which other December flick finishes the year at #18? That would be 'The Pursuit of Happyness,' the Will Smith terjerker that makes you want to go out and buy Captain America dolls for every homeless kid living in a train station bathroom. Smith, it seems, can do no wrong. Perhaps M. Night Shyamalan should consider casting him in his next movie.
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