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Box Office - Decade at a Glance: September - December 2005

By Michael Lynderey

October 28, 2009

These bears would go on to be stunt doubles in The Golden Compass.

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The month's lighter side included the Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy Rumor Has It..., which turned out OK at $43 million, Charlize Theron's silly sci-fi opus Aeon Flux ($25 million total), and The Family Stone, a nice little Christmas comedy with Sarah Jessica Parker and Diane Keaton that did pretty well for itself with $60 million (but it sure was no Something's Gotta Give). Elsewhere, Steve Martin's follow-up to his silly Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), the even sillier Cheaper by the Dozen 2, finished at a more realistic $82 million to the first one's unlikely-but-true $138 million. Meanwhile, an Australian take on the whole off-putting torture porn subgenre, Wolf Creek, opened on Christmas Day (when else, right?) and grossed $16 million.




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And finally (whew), fairy tale parody Hoodwinked platformed in December but didn't expand wide until January, where it pulled off the standard gross for B-list CGI fare ($51 million). They're making a sequel to this one, for some reason, but I won't be at liberty to talk about it until we get to the much-anticipated "2010s in review" column. And that may be a while.


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