"Nine" Scores High in Limited Opening

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While "Avatar" took the Dec. 18 weekend's movie box office with an estimated $73 million, Rob Marshall's feature film musical "Nine" pulled in big numbers for its limited release.


"Nine" earned a whopping $247,000 — which breaks down to a $61,750 per-screen average for the four screens it played on. (By comparison, "Avatar" pulled in a $21,147 per-screen average.)

The screen adaptation of the Maury Yeston-Arthur Kopit stage musical of the same name stars Daniel Day-Lewis (as film director Guido Contini) along with Marion Cotillard, Dame Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson, Nicole Kidman and Sophia Loren. The film opens wide Dec. 25.

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