'2012' dominates box office around the world
By Adnan Tezer Nov 17, 2009, 1:13 GMT
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Sony’s Roland Emmerich disaster film "2012" conquered the worldwide box office, earning $225 million in its opening weekend.
The majority of its business was overseas, where it grossed $160 million, compared to $65 million domestically.
According to Variety, "2012" had the fifth best international opening of all time, and the best foreign launch ever for a non-sequel.
Robert Zemeckis’ "Disney’s A Christmas Carol" came in No. 2 for the weekend with $22.3 million for a cumulative of $63.3 million.
Overture Films’ George Clooney film "The Men Who Stare at Goats" came in No.3 with $6.2 million for a cumulative of $23.4 million.
The other big news of the weekend was the amazing performance of Lionsgate’s urban drama "Precious" as it finished No.4 in its second weekend of limited release grossing $6.1 million from only 174 runs for a cumulative of $8.9 million. Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry are executive producers on the film.
Sony’s “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” came in No.5 with $5.1 million for a domestic cumulative of $68.2 million.