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The Princess and the Frog1. "The Princess and the Frog" ($25 million)
2. "The Blind Side" ($15.5 million)
3. "Invictus" ($9.1 million)
4. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ($8 million)
5. "A Christmas Carol" ($6.9 million)

There's no scientific proof that kissing a frog can turn the creature into a prince, but the exchange of cold-hard cash for theater admission can certainly turn a frog-centric film into a royal hit. Such was the case with "The Princess and the Frog," Disney's animated picture that easily won first place at the box office this past weekend. Read More...

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DESC1. "The Princess and the Frog" ($7 million)
2. "The Blind Side" ($4.7 million)
3. "Invictus" ($2.9 million)
4. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ($2.4 million)
5. "A Christmas Carol" ($1.7 million)

Neither the global crush on Robert Pattinson nor the surprising success of Sandra Bullock could measure up to Disney's epic return to hand-drawn animation in "The Princess and the Frog." The Disney picture easily won first place at the box office on Friday with $7.5 million, combining with earlier sales for a cumulative domestic total of just under $10 million. Read More...

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DESC1. "The Blind Side" ($20.4 million)
2. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ($15.7 million)
3. "Brothers" ($9.7 million)
5. "A Christmas Carol" ($7.5 million)
4. "Old Dogs" ($6.9 million)

The best way to stop a vampire isn't prolonged exposure to sunlight, nor is it a wooden stake to the heart — apparently, all you need is an unassuming sports-themed family drama starring Sandra Bullock at your disposal.

To the surprise of many, "The Blind Side" — now in its third week in theaters — dethroned "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" as the first place finisher at this weekend's box office. Bullock's sports drama started the weekend off on Friday with a lead over the supernatural romance film, though the victory is nonetheless surprising given the record-smashing numbers "New Moon" posted during its opening weekend. Despite those records, "The Blind Side" was able to overpower "New Moon" by slightly less than $5 million. Read More...

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DESC1. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ($42.5 million)
2. "The Blind Side" ($40.1 million)
3. "2012" ($18 million)
4. "Old Dogs" ($16.8 million)
5. "A Christmas Carol" ($16 million)

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend proved a favorable occasion for vampire enthusiasts and family drama lovers alike as "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "The Blind Side" emerged in the top two seats at the box office by Sunday's conclusion. Read More...

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DESC1. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ($140.7 million)
2. "The Blind Side" ($34.5 million)
3. "2012" ($26.5 million)
4. "Planet 51" ($12.6 million)
5. "A Christmas Carol" ($12.2 million)

The only thing a vampire craves more than blood is box office gold, as proven by the decisive success of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" in theaters this weekend. The second installment of the "Twilight" series exceeded expectations by opening to record-smashing numbers, easily paving the way for a first place finish of $140.7 million domestically, $118.1 million from international markets and a worldwide total of $258.8 million. Read More...

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DESC1. "2012" ($65 million)
2. "A Christmas Carol" ($22.3 million)
3. "The Men Who Stare At Goats" ($6.2 million)
4. "Precious: Based On The Novel 'Push' By Sapphire" ($6.1 million)
5. "Michael Jackson's This Is It" ($5.1 million)

The world may have ended in "2012," but Roland Emmerich's disaster epic is just getting started at the box office. The John Cusack-starring film finished its opening weekend in theaters in first place with a walloping $65 million domestic intake. But moviegoers beyond American borders came out in full force for the end-of-days flick, giving "2012" a massive $225 million total worldwide. Read More...

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DESC1. "2012" ($23.5 million)
2. "A Christmas Carol" ($5.6 million)
3. "The Men Who Stare At Goats" ($1.95 million)
4. "Precious: Based On The Novel 'Push' By Sapphire" ($1.94 million)
5. "The Fourth Kind" ($1.8 million)

Moviegoers braved Armageddon on Friday night by confronting "2012," the Roland Emmerich-directed disaster epic. The film boasts some considerable star power such as John Cusack, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson and Amanda Peet, but "2012's" major draw has nothing to do with the acting and everything to do with the action of a world-ending calamity. Despite its subject matter, however, "2012" was anything but a disaster as shown by its whopping $23.5 million intake on Friday evening, with a likely weekend total of over $60 million. Read More...

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DESC1. "A Christmas Carol" ($31 million)
2. "Michael Jackson's This Is It" ($14 million)
3. "The Men Who Stare At Goats" ($13.3 million)
2. "The Fourth Kind" ($12.5 million)
5. "Paranormal Activity" ($8.6 million)

Did Ebenezer Scrooge learn his lesson at the box office this weekend? It's difficult to say, as the Jim Carrey-starring "A Christmas Carol" certainly took the top prize with a $31 million weekend, though the result is considered relatively disappointing given the film's potential draw to family crowds and its hefty budget of $200 million. The odds of the holiday movie recouping that number anytime soon are rather small, though we've certainly seen stranger box office occurrences lately. Read More...

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FROM MULTIPLAYER: The director of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and the forthcoming "A Christmas Carol" remake is not much of a gamer. Despite the awesome video game based on the "Roger Rabbit" flick, it seems that Robert Zemeckis has never really been very good at video games, despite being very impressed by them.

Continue reading Robert Zemeckis Sucks At Video Games (And He's Fine With It!)

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I'm torn on Disney's and Robert Zemeckis's retelling of "A Christmas Carol." One the one hand, eye candy is badass and this is a movie that's full of it. Jim Carrey is also a big selling point, especially with all of that fancy performance capture tech bringing his already-malleable face into the digital realm.

On the other hand, I still feel like we're pretty deep in the uncanny valley with all of this people-as-digital-creations stuff. Then again, the exclusive clip below gives me second thoughts about even that. I'll happily invite Carrey's Scrooge into my nightmares if that's what he's going to be looking like.

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