"Fockers" Still on Top; "Phantom" Remains in Top Ten

News   "Fockers" Still on Top; "Phantom" Remains in Top Ten
 
Both "Meet the Fockers" - starring former Funny Girl Barbra Streisand - and Joel Schumacher's "The Phantom of the Opera" were among the top ten grossing films for the second straight week.

"Fockers," the sequel to the hit 2000 film "Meet the Parents," remained at the top of the list, bringing in $42.8 million, according to the New York Post. The film, directed by Jay Roach, features Streisand as Roz Focker with Dustin Hoffman (Bernie Focker), Ben Stiller (Greg Focker), Robert De Niro (Jack Byrnes), Blythe Danner (Dina Byrnes) and Teri Polo (Pam Byrnes). The long-awaited film of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" brought in $4.8 million over the holiday weekend, earning the film the number nine spot (last week it debuted in the number ten position). To date, the Joel Schumacher-directed movie musical has earned $16.3 million in the U.S. "Phantom" is currently in limited release; it will open nationwide Jan. 21. The movie stars Gerard Butler in the title role with Emmy Rossum as Christine and Patrick Wilson as Raoul.

The top-ten list also includes "Lemony Snicket," "The Aviator," "Fat Albert," "Ocean's Twelve," "National Treasure," "Spanglish," "The Polar Express" and "Darkness."

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