Warner Bros' broadly appealing animated romp Happy Feet held on to top spot and crossed $100mover the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, while Sony's Casino Royale held firm in second place and reached$94.2m.
There was also good cheer for Fox comedy Borat as it crossed $100m in its fourthweekend, capping a solid Thanksgiving five-day period overall that generated$208.1m, approximately 3.5% behind the same period last year.
Buena Vista's thriller Deja Vu starring Denzel Washington openedsolidly in third place on $20.8m over three days and $29m over five days, whileFox's Christmas comedy Deck The Halls opened one place behind on $12m over three and $16.9m overfive.
Darren Aronofsky's sci-fi romance The Fountain starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz opened in10th place on $3.7m over three and $5.4m over five, one place ahead of NewLine's comedy Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny on $3.3m. Both openings are disappointing.
Happy Feetadded $37.9m for $100.1m in its second weekend. Casino Royale's $31m haul raised it to within graspingdistance of $100m and the 007 film will reach the milestone this week. Borat added $10.4m for $109.3m.
Having already taken more than $200m worldwide, Casino Royale is on course to become the biggest filmin the James Bond franchise and should overtake Die Another Day's $161m domestic and $432m worldwidetallies within the next few weeks.
Bobby,TWC's ensemble drama following the lives of more than 20 characters on the dayRobert Kennedy was assassinated, expanded on to 1,667 screens in its second weekendand climbed from 41st to ninth on $4.9m for $6.2m.
Fox Searchlight's stage play adaptation The History Boys opened on $100,721 in seven theatres.
Next weekend's wide releases are: Fox Atomic's debut release,horror movie Turistasstarring Melissa George and Josh Duhamel; MGM's comedy Van Wilder: The RiseOf Taj starring Kal Pennand Shobu Kapoor; MGM's drama Two Weeks starring Sally Field; and New Line's historical drama TheNativity Story, whichstars Keisha Castle-Hughes.
Estimated Top Ten North America Nov 24-26, 2006
Film (Distributor)/Internationaldistribution/Estimated weekend gross/Estimated total to date
1 (1) Happy Feet (Warner Bros) $37.9m $100.1m
2 (2) Casino Royale (Sony)SPRI $31m $94.2m
3 (-) Deja Vu (Buena Vista) BVI$20.8m $29m
4 (-) Deck The Halls (Fox) FoxInt'l $12m $16.9m
5 (3) Borat (Fox)Fox Int'l $10.4m $109.3m
6 (4) The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Buena Vista) BVI $10m $67.2m
7 (5) Stranger Than Fiction (Sony)Mandate/SPRI $6m $32.8m
8 (6) Flushed Away (Paramount) UIP $5.8m $57.4m
9 (41) Bobby (MGM/TWC)Arclight Films $4.9m $6.2m
10 (-) TheFountain (Warner Bros)Fox Int'l/New Regency $3.7m $5.4m