The Day The Earth Stood Still Invades Box Office

The Day The Earth Stood Still Invades Box Office

Fox’s remake of the sci-fi classic “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” starring Keanu Reeves, landed atop the U.S. weekend Box Office with an estimated $31 million in opening grosses.

Warner Brothers’ comedy “Four Christmases” dropped to second place, with $13.3 million over the weekend and an $88 million cumulative take over three weeks of release.

Summit’s vampire romance “Twilight” finished third over the weekend, with an $8 million performance and a $150.1 million cumulative take over four weeks of release.

Industrywide, year-to-date totals for 2008 are outpacing the same portion of 2007 grosses by 1%, at $9.01 billion.

Below are Box Office totals for the weekend of December 12-14, 2008 from Nielsen EDI.



1 The Day The Earth Stood Still TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX $30,480,153 $30.5
2 Four Christmases WARNER BROS. $13,074,470 $87.8
3 Twilight SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT $7,951,131 $150.0
4 Bolt WALT DISNEY STUDIOS $7,464,282 $88.8
5 Australia TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX $4,169,277 $37.8
6 Quantum of Solace SONY PICTURES $3,715,522 $157.6
7 Nothing Like The Holidays OVERTURE FILMS $3,531,664 $3.5
8 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa PARAMOUNT $3,181,231 $169.9
9 Milk FOCUS FEATURES $2,598,638 $7.6
10 Transporter 3 LIONSGATE $2,351,229 $29.4
Source: The Hollywood Reporter / Nielsen EDI