The star-studded "Meet the Fockers," reuniting Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro in the "Meet the Parents" sequel and adding Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand as Stiller's parents...
LOS ANGELES — The star-studded “Meet the Fockers,” reuniting Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro in the “Meet the Parents” sequel and adding Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand as Stiller’s parents, earned $46.1 million over the holiday weekend, according to studio estimates.
While not a weekend record, the film did set a record for Christmas Day, earning $19.1 million. The previous record was set last year when “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” earned $14 million on Christmas Day.
The lavish Andrew Lloyd Weber musical “The Phantom of the Opera” opened in limited release, bringing in $4 million from 622 theaters. It debuted Wednesday, bringing its five-day total to $6.3 million.
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Ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations: “Meet the Fockers,” $46.1 million; “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” $12.6 million; “Fat Albert,” $10 million; “The Aviator,” $8.6 million; “Ocean’s Twelve,” $8.4 million; “The Polar Express,” $6.5 million; “Darkness,” $6.2 million; “Spanglish,” $4.6 million; “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” $4.6 million; “The Phantom of the Opera,” $4 million.