As expected, the disaster epic 2012 ruled the box office this weekend. The estimated tally is $65 million in ticket sales. A Christmas Carol wasn’t even close for second position. The Jim Carrey holiday flick brought in $22.3 million. Third place went to George Clooney‘s wacky comedy, The Men Who Stare At Goats with $6.2 million. The weekend’s real winner was Precious which continues to do spectacular numbers. It came in fourth with $6.1 million while playing at only 114 theaters. By comparison, it brought it just as much as Goats which was on 2453 screens! Michael Jackson‘s This Is It is still hanging on. It came in fifth with $5.1 million.
The rest of the top 10: The Fourth Kind – $4.7 million; Couples Retreat – $4.3 million; Paranormal Activity – $4.2 million; Law Abiding Citizen – $3.9 million; The Box – $3.2 million.