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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 12/12/2011

‘New Year’s Eve’ wins weekend box office


Robert De Niro as Stan and Halle Berry as Aimee in “New Year’s Eve.” (Andrew Schwartz/Warner Bros.)
Few movies opened last week, which may have contributed in part to drastically low numbers at this past weekend’s box office. Nevertheless, it’s still difficult to explain why the holiday season box office numbers were even lower than they were following the Sept. 11 attacks a decade ago. It doesn’t bode well for the holiday movies yet to come this season.

Still, despite terrible reviews, over a million people did come out to see the all-star cast in “New Year’s Eve,” making it the weekend’s No. 1 movie. For more info and to vote for next week’s box office winners, head to Celebritology.

Here are the top movies of the weekend:

1. “New Year’s Eve” $13.7 million

2. “The Sitter” $10 million

3. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” $7.9 million

4. “The Muppets” $7 million

5. “Arthur Christmas” $6.6 million

6. “Hugo” $6.1 million

7. “The Descendants” $4.4 million

8. “Happy Feet Two” $3.8 million

9. “Jack and Jill” $3.2 million

10. “Immortals” $2.4 million

By  |  11:55 AM ET, 12/12/2011

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