‘Puss in Boots’ maintains box office lead with $33m in sales

Washington: `Puss in Boots’ has topped the box office once again in its second week, beating the two new releases this weekend – ‘Tower Heist’ and ‘A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas’.

The DreamWorks 3-D animated film, distributed by Paramount Pictures, earned 33 million dollars in its second weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

The PG-rated film about swashbuckling feline voiced by Antonio Banderas from the ‘Shrek’ series has brought its total haul to 75 million dollars, Fox News reported.

Universal’s PG-13 revenge romp ‘Tower Heist’ starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy landed in the second spot with 25.1 million dollars collection followed by Warner Bros. R-rated sequel ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’ starring John Cho and Kal Penn with 13 million dollars collection.

“To be No. 1 again is really extraordinary,” said Anne Globe, head of worldwide marketing and consumer products at DreamWorks.

“It’s really an unparalleled hold driven by our two-weekend release strategy, which was pretty unprecedented in and of itself.”

“That and the amazing word of mouth has given us tremendous momentum into November, which is a better play period for an event-level movie like ‘Puss in Boots’,” she added.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com are as follows –

1. “Puss in Boots,” 33 million dollars
2. “Tower Heist,” 25.1 million dollars
3. “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas,” 13 million dollars
4. “Paranormal Activity 3,” 8.5 million dollars
5. “In Time,” 7.7 million dollars


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