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Ocean’s 12 Steals the Show

Warner Bros. OCEANS 12 debuted at the top of the box office with an impressive $39.1M take for the weekend ended Dec. 12, 2004, followed by New Lines BLADE: TRINITY, which bowed with $16M. Buena Vistas NATIONAL TREASURE slipped to third place with $9.8M and a total of $124M. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. THE POLAR EXPRESS is hanging in there, helped in part by IMAXs record-breaking $18M gross in 3D. Finishing fourth, the all-CGI Christmas tale earned another $9.5M for a cume of $109.8M. Sony/Revolutions CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS slipped to fifth place with $7.6M and $54.7M worth of yuletide cheer. Disney/Pixars THE INCREDIBLES is starting to slow down, but still managed $5M for a total of $232.5M and a sixth place finish. The final tally will probably be in the $285M range. Paramount/Nickelodeons THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE was right behind at number seven with $4.3M and a cume of $73.5M. Sonys risqué CLOSER dropped to eighth, with $3.7M and a total of $13.7M. Miramaxs FINDING NEVERLAND (with vfx by Double Negative) settled for ninth with $14.2M so far. And Warner Bros. woeful ALEXANDER managed only $1.4M in its third week for a 10th place finish. With vfx by Buf and MPC, the Oliver Stone epic has conquered a cume of only $32.5M. Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.

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