National Treasure 2 Dominates Christmas Box Office

For the second straight week, the Nicolas Cage sequel “National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets” reign supreme over the U.S. box office, pulling in an additional $35 million in its second week for a total take of $124 million in two weeks of release. The other big surprise is “Alvin and the Chipmunks”, which once again came in second in its third week for a total of $142 million.

Will Smith’s “I am Legend” continued its strong run, landing at #3 with $27 million ($194 in three weeks of release), while Tom Hanks’ “Charlie Wilson’s War” is falling by the wayside like every other war movie, barely scraping #4 with $11 million for a total of $34 million in two weeks of release.

The Ellen Page teen drama “Juno” rounds out the Top 5 spot at #5 with $10 million for a 4 week take of $25 million.

The week’s new release, the sci-fi sequel “Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem” didn’t do so badly, finding its way to #6 with a total $26 million take in its first week of release. Considering it’s a bloody sci-fi/creature movie on Christmas, that’s not such a bad take. I guess the programmers knew what they were doing after all.