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Moviegoers will ''Treasure'' Cage again

Moviegoers will ”Treasure” Cage again. ”National Treasure” will be No. 1 for a third week

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National Treasure

Maybe it’s all that Thanksgiving tryptophan, but Hollywood executives don’t seem to have the energy to put out any new wide releases this weekend, which will likely lead to a carbon-copy of last week’s box office chart.

After claiming the No. 1 position for two weeks in a row, Nicolas Cage’s thriller National Treasure should see a 55 percent drop to $14 million this weekend, but should still cross the $100 million mark in its third week of release.

Two family-friendly successes, The Incredibles and Christmas with the Kranks, will battle for the runner-up position with about $12 million each, while The Polar Express and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie should complete the top five with $10 million and $7 million, respectively.

This weekend will see the release of the new ensemble drama Closer, with Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen, but with a theater count of about 450, even a per-theater gross of $14,000 would mean a weekend tally of $6 million. Maybe they’ll get ”closer” to the top 5 when and if it expands to more venues.