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Apocalypto Takes Top Spot

Posted: December 11th, 2006 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Mel Gibson's epic adventure "Apocalypto" found a way to top box-office charts this weekend. For the most part, promotion of the film has been quiet and Gibson has been raising eyebrows with his behavior, but it seems like audiences were still very curious about what he had to say on-screen. Although these numbers are not "Passion of the Christ" like, "Apocalypto" brought in $14.2 million.

Surprisingly, the ambitious and controversial film surpassed the two other big releases that initially appeared to be the frontrunners. With its big name actors and pleasant, perfectly timed storyline, the romantic comedy "The Holiday" seemed like the perfect movie choice for audiences this weekend. The flick ended up in second place with $13.5 million.

"Happy Feet" and "Casino Royale" finally dropped from the top two spots on the chart after four weeks, but both managed to add to their impressive totals. The former earned $12.7 million, bringing its domestic total to $137.7 million, while the latter earned $8.8 million, bringing its total to $128.9 million.

The Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle "Blood Diamond" performed rather poorly, relatively speaking. The action-adventure only took in $8.51 million, which was enough to end up in fifth place. Looks like the diamond industry shouldn't worry too much during this holiday season after all.

The poorly reviewed Warner Bros. holiday comedy "Unaccompanied Minors" was right behind Leo with its $6.21 million debut.

Click here to read reviews and more about each film in our "In Theaters" section.

Click here to check out the complete box-office chart from the weekend

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