January 02, 2008 03:43:27 GMT
Earning as much as 35.6 million dollars by the end of December 30, 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets' was still hailed as the king of the weekend box office nailing the prime spot of the chart.
Nicolas Cage's fortune seekers film, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" has once more found golds in the theaters as it maintained the first spot on its second weekend box office ended December 30. Though seeing a declining of 20% from its first weekend preview, the adventure movie celebrated the end of 2007 and was still pushing its competitors aside by earning $ 35.7 million in only three days.
Additionally, in the five days weekend ended on the first day of 2008, the Jon Turteltaub's film also topped the chart with $ 54.5 million from 3,823 theaters. Hence, in total, the film has earned $ 142.9 million from the first day it was premiered. Apart from the domestic earning, the sequel film garnered significant coin in the international box office as well with $ 21 million at 3,000 theaters in 25 country for a two-week cume of $ 60 million.
Meanwhile, an unexpected hike to second place came from "Alvin and the Chipmunks". The animation movie surprisingly outscored the strong contender "I Am Legend" in the latest three days weekend box office as it collected as much as $ 29 million compared to "Legend" which gained merely $ 27.4 million over the weekend.
Following the three top grossing films, the fourth position went to "Charlie Wilson's War" earning $ 12 million. Furthermore, in the fifth and sixth spots, the comedy film "Juno" and the newcomer "Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem" tightly competed at $ 10.6 million and $ 10.1 million respectively, while "P.S., I Love You" dropped one notch to the seventh place with $ 9,28 million. Rounding up the top ten box office were another newcomer "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep", Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" and Disney's "Enchanted" with respective income of about $ 9.2 million, $ 8.2 million and $ 6.4 million.