The Golden Compass Scores Gold at Domestic Box Office


Nicole Kidman
The New Line Cinema release, however, fared below the studio's expectation of $30-40 million haul.


Boasting starry cast, impressive special effects, and adventurous story, New Line Cinema's "The Golden Compass" found its way to go straight to the top place of weekend U.S. Box office after opening at $25.8 million on Friday, December 7, 2007.

The number the fantasy flick raked in, however, was way below expectation as the studio had hoped the movie to collect between $30 million and $40 million during its first three days. Pic, on the other hand, hit big in international market, doubling its U.S. takings by drawing in $51 million from 25 overseas territories.

Second rank was secured by Walt Disney Pictures' fairy-tale romance "Enchanted" which this time collected $10.7 million to raise its total gross to $83.9 million so far. Holiday comedies "This Christmas" and "Fred Claus" came up next with respective income of $4.96 million and $4.61 million followed by CGI epic "Beowulf" that fared moderately well at $4.54 million.

On the sixth rank, there seated awards-winning "No Country for Old Men" for its decent effort to add $4.12 million into its pocket, a tally Kirsten Sheridan-directed "August Rush" failed to beat as it only pulled in a fair $3.51 million. R-rated flick "Hitman" trailed close behind at $3.49 million with thriller "Awake" and animated "Bee Movie" rounding out the top ten of the list, the former garnering $3.33 million while the latter $2.63 million.

Check out the rest rank-holders up to the twentieth on U.S. Box Office page at AceShowbiz.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS
Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

  random image 
TODAY'S HEADLINES
  1. 'America's Got Talent' Live Results 1: Meet the First 7 Semifinalists!
  2. Report: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Engaged
  3. Miranda Lambert Is Tired of Being 'Painted as the Villain' in Blake Shelton Split
  4. Is She Pregnant? Gwen Stefani Sports Suspicious Bump During Outing With Son
  5. Salma Hayek Shows Off Her Bikini Body, Looks Banging at 50
  6. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Write Love Songs for Each Other
  7. Tom Cruise Injured Doing Dangerous Stunt on Set of 'Mission: Impossible 6'
  8. Teen Choice Awards 2017: 'Beauty and the Beast' Edges Out Competition in Movie Field
  9. This Is How Olivia Munn Feels About Aaron Rodgers Allegedly Dating Marie Margolius
  10. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Reunite for Pizza Party With Kids