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Monday December 10, 2007 7:52 pm

Box Office Breakdown: The Golden Compass Lacks Luster

Golden Compass

A Narnia-esque adaptation partnered with a holiday release date and an A-list cast should have conjured box office magic for .  Surprisingly, this weekend’s release from brought in barely enough money to cover the film’s catering budget.

Compass, based on Philip Pullman’s children’s series His Dark Materials, was and second disappointing collaboration this year (the first being ).  While it was enough for a first place finish, the $25 million debut was hardly impressive given the film’s $180 million price tag.

In other news, holiday flick remained in third place while the critically-panned bumped up two spaces from last week.  Meanwhile, and did well with their very limited releases.

Be looking for the highly-promoted (and ) to enter next week’s charts.

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E! Online

1. The Golden Compass, New Line, $25,783,232
2. Enchanted, Disney, $10,709,515
3. This Christmas, Sony Screen Gems, $4,961,083
4. Fred Claus, Warner Bros., $4,608,314
5. Beowulf, Paramount, $4,536,667
6. No Country for Old Men, Paramount Vantage, $4,116,888
7. August Rush,  Warner Bros., $3,510,446
8. Hitman, 20th Century Fox, $3,488,135
9. Awake, Weinstein Co., $3,327,369
10. Stephen King’s The Mist, MGM, $2,629,290

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

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