|4||Real Steel (us)||10/12/11||143,526||3,140,901|
|5||You're My Pet||11/10/11||87,572||411,506|
|7||Tower Heist (us)||11/17/11||34,792||40,625|
|9||Horrible Bosses (us)||11/17/11||20,879||25,029|
|10||Wu Xia (China)||11/17/11||10,427||12,904|
|-||A Reason to Live||10/27/11||7,200||130,720|
|-||Merry Christmas, North!||11/17/11||4,098||4,956|
Punch stayed at no.1 once again for its fifth consecutive weekend after another small drop (<20%) saw it add 361,807 tickets to its 4,126,808 total. The vaunted five million mark is all but certain at this point, it may cross it in as little as 10 days and could still go further still. I don't think it will challenge War of the Arrows or Sunny a the top of the yearly chart but if it continues to play well through Christmas it may well come very close.
You're My Pet, which had a curious injunction to ban it dismissed last week, made 87,572 this weekend which was a little over half of its opening. The pic which was designed for and has been performing well with young woman has being doing well and may have benefited from the publicity of the injunction.
Penny Pinchers, which has had some good word of mouth, wound up with 62,831 and seems poised to cross half a million. As some people have noted, including Darcy Paquet, the romantic comedy focusses on more impoverished leads than is usually the case which is a welcome change from the standard romcoms.
Perfect Partner made 34,282 this weekend in a limited amount of theaters. Though this was already its second weekend I imagine it will go wider next week.
Horrible Bosses from the US and Wuxia from China rounded out the top 10 with underwhelming figures, 20,879 and 10,427 respectively.
Outside of the top 10: Couples took another big tumble; A Reason to Live stayed steady with last week and has surprised in the late stages of its run; Documentaries Merry Christmas, North! and Dancing Cat opened; and Always squeaked by the 1 million mark.
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