'Oceans Twelve' sneaks to top of US chart
Published Dec 13 2004, 05:44 GMT | By Daniel Saney
George Clooney and his partners-in-crime enjoy their opening week at number one in the US box office chart.
The Warners film, starring Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, took a spectacular $40.8m this weekend. This makes it the fourth highest-grossing December release ever, behind the Lord of the Rings
The film's predecessor, Oceans Eleven
, opened in 2001 with $38.1m and went on to take a total of $183.4m in the US.
In second place was latest instalment of Wesley Snipes' vampire yarn, Blade: Trinity
, which took just $16.1m. This figure is a fall from its predecessors, with Blade
opening in 1998 with $17m and Blade 2
debuting in 2002 with $32.5m.
These newcomers left previous chart-topper National Treasure
in third place, taking $9.9m.
The full estimates from Exhibitor Relations:
1. Ocean's Twelve
2. Blade: Trinity
3. National Treasure
4. The Polar Express
5. Christmas with the Kranks
6. The Incredibles
7. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
9. Finding Neverland