Christmas comes early as Santa Clause 2 flies atop the box office
Disney's The Santa Clause 2 brought some advance Yuletide magic to the North American box office over the weekend with a number one $29m opening, according to studio estimates released today (Nov 3). The debut was more than double that grossed by Columbia's action-comedy opener I Spy, which disappointed with a $14m third place opening. Overall the top 12 pictures combined for $103.1m, down 22% on the same period last year when Disney's Monsters Inc opened on $62.6m.
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