Early "New Year's Eve" wins weekend box office

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 11, 2011 11:58 AM
Early "New Year's Eve" wins weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An early "New Year's Eve" led the weekend box office charts as movie audiences turned to the holiday romance over new comedy "The Sitter."

"New Year's Eve," a romantic comedy with a star-packed ensemble cast, rung up $13.7 million in ticket sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters during the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters on Sunday.

Adult comedy "The Sitter," starring Jonah Hill as a reluctant babysitter, brought in $10 million and landed in second place. Third place belonged to vampire romance movie "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1" with $7.9 million.

"New Year's Eve" was produced by New Line Cinema, a unit of Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros., the studio that distributed the film. News Corp's 20th Century Fox studio released "The Sitter." Privately held Summit Entertainment released "Breaking Dawn."

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(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Bill Trott)