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Monday December 3, 2007 11:35 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Jessica Alba Can’t Keep Audiences Awake


There’s nothing like a good snub to restore your faith in moviegoers. 

Although was the only new wide release this past weekend, discerning audiences kept it from succeeding by default.  (NOTE: Cute squirrels will always trump .)  The movie, also co-starring Star Wars’ , opened with a dismal $6 million - less than half of what Alba’s last stellar film, Good Luck Chuck, did.  (The latter opened at $13.7 million.) I wonder if this currently makes the most successful Jessica out there.

Aside from Awake’s entry, the rest of the Top Ten changed very little from last week.  refused to budge from its perch and earned another $16 million over the past three days.  Meanwhile, surged back up a notch, trading spots with holiday flick, .

Although the box office numbers were unspectacular overall, we can expect big changes in just a few days; that’s when New Line’s makes its debut.

1. Enchanted, Disney, $16,403,316
2. Beowulf, Paramount, $8,208,565
3. This Christmas, Sony Screen Gems, $7,941,068
4. Hitman, 20th Century Fox, $6,021,927
5. Awake, Weinstein Co., $5,856,872
6. Fred Claus, Warner Bros.,  $5,501,437
7. August Rush,  Warner Bros., $5,021,435
8. Stephen King’s The Mist, MGM, $4,553,008
9. Bee Movie, Paramount, $4,444,798
10. No Country for Old Men, Paramount Vantage, $4,385,290

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



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