National Treasure box office gold

National TreasureNational Treasure: Book of Secrets starring Nicolas Cage took over the top spot at the weekend box office, grossing $45.5 million (all figures US). I Am Legend was pushed to second with an additional $34.2 million, making it an “Over $100 million” box office earner in just two weekends. Alvin and the Chipmunks dropped from second to third with $29 million, while the new movie Charlie Wilson’s War, starring Tom Hanks, debuted in fourth place with $9.6 million. Sweeney Todd, opening in limited release, managed to make it into the top five with $9.4 million. It’s scheduled to open wide in the new year. 

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  1. Danny Miller • December 24, 2007 @ 1:45 PM

    These Movies Rock!! We need more of them!!

  2. Nancy • December 24, 2007 @ 4:06 PM

    I think Nicolas Cage is a great actor and it does not surprise me that his movie is doing well.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks on the other hand, are over-worked and under paid!! Wouldn’t you agree Arnold??

  3. Santa • December 24, 2007 @ 4:52 PM

    The picture I’m looking forward to most this Christmas is ONE MISSED CALL, which looks to be the best Holiday movie since the original HOSTEL…

  4. Nancy • December 24, 2007 @ 4:58 PM

    Indeed, it does look good Santa! Maybe I won’t spit in the cookie dough after all!! LMFAO!

  5. Arnold • December 24, 2007 @ 7:11 PM

    What you talkn bout Nancy?
    Those Chipmunks work hard for the money so hard for the money, so hard for you honey.

    Alvin and Theodore over stressed and over medicated, hangin at the Ford Centre with the Knight Rider.

  6. Anonymous • December 25, 2007 @ 11:03 PM

    Give the weirdos time and they’ll come back with some angle that the chipmunks will ultimately affect the psychological well-being of children (like they did with Winnie the Pooh, the teletubbies, etc.) They have way too much time on their hands.

    Nick Cage, on the other hand, makes really good movies and it’s no wonder his movie displaced the rodents.

  7. Arnold • December 27, 2007 @ 12:49 AM

    Wha wha what’s the matter wa wa with Pooh and a pa pa piglet??

  8. Fan • December 28, 2007 @ 11:17 AM

    Totally Fab !!

  9. Anonymous • December 30, 2007 @ 11:23 PM

    As for the movie; for every bit of fiction there is a morsel of truth.

    Scary prospect that there is such a book of secrets and it contains truths about assassinations, conspiracies, etc. that we mere mortals are not privy to.

    Makes one feel like a puppet on a string.

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