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'Four Christmases' leads Friday box office, 'Punisher: War Zone' trails far behind

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Friday’s box office results confirm that this will indeed turn out to be the slow weekend that many predicted–especially for the biggest new movie in theaters, Punisher: War Zone (No. 6), which banked a mere $1.7 mil on its opening day. That being the case, the rankings are essentially unchanged from a week ago, with Four Christmases, Twilight, and Bolt leading the way. Friday’s returns are below, and please check back on Sunday for a full weekend wrapup in the Box Office Report.

1. Four Christmases — $5.8 mil

2. Twilight — $4.6 mil

3. Bolt — $2.5 mil

4. Australia — $2.3 mil

5. Quantum of Solace — $2.2 mil

6. Punisher: War Zone — $1.7 mil

7. Transporter 3 — $1.5 mil

8. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa — $1.3 mil

9. Cadillac Records — $1.2 mil

10. Role Models — $0.9 mil

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