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"Four Christmases" Wins Again, "Frost/Nixon" Opens Huge

December 8, 2008 06:08 PM EST | AP

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LOS ANGELES — "Four Christmases" dug in for a long holiday stay at theaters, remaining the top movie for a second straight weekend with $16.8 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Media By Numbers LLC:

1. "Four Christmases," Warner Bros., $16,755,478, 3,335 locations, $5,024 average, $69,418,170, two weeks.

2. "Twilight," Summit Entertainment, $13,046,722, 3,620 locations, $3,604 average, $138,402,068, three weeks.

3. "Bolt," Disney, $9,796,149, 3,516 locations, $2,786 average, $79,381,422, three weeks.

4. "Australia," Fox, $7,050,261, 2,721 locations, $2,591 average, $30,919,097, two weeks.

5. "Quantum of Solace," Sony, $6,752,390, 3,423 locations, $1,973 average, $151,620,134, four weeks.

6. "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," Paramount, $5,079,120, 3,317 locations, $1,531 average, $165,653,852, five weeks.

7. "Transporter 3," Lionsgate, $4,668,898, 2,626 locations, $1,778 average, $25,549,454, two weeks.

8. "Punisher: War Zone," Lionsgate, $4,271,451, 2,508 locations, $1,703 average, $4,271,451, one week.

9. "Cadillac Records," Sony, $3,445,559, 687 locations, $5,015 average, $3,445,559, one week.

10. "Role Models," Universal, $2,574,460, 1,907 locations, $1,350 average, $61,617,805, five weeks.

11. "Milk," Focus, $1,834,914, 99 locations, $18,534 average, $4,284,465, two weeks.

12. "Slumdog Millionaire," Fox Searchlight, $1,402,176, 78 locations, $17,977 average, $5,339,510, four weeks.

13. "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," Miramax, $1,031,036, 678 locations, $1,521 average, $6,657,280, five weeks.

14. "Changeling," Universal, $501,070, 681 locations, $736 average, $34,683,447, seven weeks.

15. "Nobel Son," Freestyle Releasing, $333,912, 893 locations, $374 average, $333,912, one week.

16. "Rachel Getting Married," Sony Pictures Classics, $285,331, 170 locations, $1,678 average, $9,226,246, 10 weeks.

17. "Fireproof," Samuel Goldwyn, $251,459, 499 locations, $504 average, $32,678,691, 11 weeks.

18. "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," Disney, $244,722, 632 locations, $387 average, $89,132,272, seven weeks.

19. "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," Weinstein Co., $226,098, 275 locations, $822 average, $30,839,277, six weeks.

20. "The Secret Life of Bees," Fox Searchlight, $217,469, 432 locations, $503 average, $36,994,417, eight weeks.

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Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Rogue Pictures are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; DreamWorks, Paramount and Paramount Classics are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros., New Line, Warner Independent and Picturehouse are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.

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