Ben Stiller's cast iron holiday season credentials held firm as Fox's family film Night At The Museum stayed top and crossed $100m in its second weekend.
The film added an estimated $46.7m for $125.8m and dominates the world stage following this weekend's superb $47.3m overseas haul.
Sony's The Pursuit Of Happyness stayed in second place and also crossed $100m, albeit in its third weekend, as $24.7m elevated the domestic running total to $103.7m. The international roll-out begins this month.
Paramount's awards season heavyweight Dreamgirls leapt five places from last week's four-day weekend ranking on an excellent $18.7m from only 852 screens for $41.6m after five weekends.
It is understood the musical will expand to approximately 1,800 screens on Jan 12 and is well positioned as the awards season gathers pace.
With Paramount's family tale Charlotte's Web climbing two places to fourth on $15.1m for $55.9m in its third weekend, Universal's CIA drama The Good Shepherd slipped one place to fifth on $14.3m for $38.3m after two.
Rocky Balboa fell three to sixth in its second weekend and has taken $51.1m, while Fox's adventure Eragon ranks seventh and grossed $10.6m for $58.8m after three.
Next weekend's wide releases are: Lionsgate's animated feature Happily N'Ever After; New Line's comedy caper Code Name: The Cleaner starring Lucy Liu and Cedric The Entertainer; and Paramount's drama Freedom Writers starring Hilary Swank and Imelda Staunton.
Estimated Top Ten North America Dec 29-Jan 1, 2006
Film (Distributor)/International distribution/Estimated weekend gross/Estimated total to date
1 (1) Night At The Museum (Fox) Fox Int'l $46.7m $125.8m
2 (2) The Pursuit of Happyness (Sony) SPRI $24.7m $103.7m
3 (8) Dreamgirls (Paramount) PPI $18.7m $41.6m
4 (6) Charlotte's Web (Paramount) PPI $15.1m $55.9m
5 (4) The Good Shepherd (Universal) UPI $14.3m $38.3m
6 (3) Rocky Balboa (MGM) Fox Int'l/various $13.7m $51.1m
7 (5) Eragon (Fox) Fox Int'l $10.6m $58.8m
8 (7) We Are Marshall (Warner Bros) WBPI $10.2m $27.3m
9 (9) Happy Feet (Warner Bros) WBPI $9.7m $178m
10 (10) The Holiday (Sony) Universal/UPI $8.5m $51.8m