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Thursday January 3, 2008 10:40 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Juno Makes An Impressive Surge

Juno

Come Wednesday morning, the box office chart saw very few changes at the top.  That’s not to say the five-day holiday weekend didn’t have any notable moments at all:

  • Strong word of mouth helped boost last week’s #10, , up five whole spaces.  The movie - already in it’s 4th week - continues to soar despite its fairly limited release.  It’s $15,788 per screen average even topped $14,232.
  • Golden Globes buzz also contributed to the success of seven-time nominee .  Although it only placed 14th overall, the romantic weeper scored a $15,764 average.
  • outmuscled last week’s #2, .  The family-friendly flick traded spots with the blockbuster thanks to its $2.5 million edge.
  • narrowly missed a place in the Top Ten despite its connection to both and .  You heard it right - the talk show host’s touch does not always mean gold.
  • followed up its disappointing debut with another out of tune performance.  The musical satire plummeted five spots all the way down to #13.

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Yahoo! Movies

1. National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Disney, $54,540,535 (avg. $14,232)
2. Alvin and the Chipmunks, 20th Century Fox, $41,257,874 (avg. $11,842)
3. I Am Legend, Warner Bros., $39,054,337 (avg. $10,741)
4. Charlie Wilson’s War, Universal, $18,964,880 (avg. $7,365)
5. Juno, Fox Searchlight, $16,088,793 (avg. $15,788)
6. The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, Sony, $14,070,469 (avg. $5,075)
7. Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, 20th Century Fox, $13,655,306 (avg. $5,229)
8. P.S. I Love You, Warner Bros., $13,604,006 (avg. $5,521)
9. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Dreamworks/WB, $11,890,622 (avg. $9,520)
10. Enchanted, Disney, $9,764,256 (avg. $4,316)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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