Flocking to "Fockers": "Parents" Sequel Remains #1 at Box Office; "Phantom" Steady at #9 | Playbill

News Flocking to "Fockers": "Parents" Sequel Remains #1 at Box Office; "Phantom" Steady at #9
For the third consecutive week, "Meet the Fockers" — starring former Funny Girl Barbra Streisand — held on to the number-one spot in the top-ten list of highest-grossing films. Joel Schumacher's "The Phantom of the Opera" is also holding steady in the number-nine position.

"Fockers," the sequel to the hit 2000 film "Meet the Parents," brought in $28.5 million this past weekend. To date the motion picture has grossed a staggering $204.3 million, which is already more than the original "Parents" feature earned. "Meet the Fockers," directed by Jay Roach, casts 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 $3.4 million over the past weekend, once again earning the film the number-nine spot (it debuted three weeks ago in the number-ten position). To date, the Joel Schumacher-directed movie musical has earned $21.6 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.

This week's top-ten list also includes "White Noise," "The Aviator," "Lemony Snicket," "Fat Albert," "Ocean's Twelve," "National Treasure," "Spanglish" and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou."

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