Treasure Shines Again

National Treasure: Book of Secrets keeps top spot as Alvin out-sings Legend
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2007 4:00 PM CST
Treasure Shines Again
This undated photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows characters Theodore, left, Alvin, center, and Simon, right, along with manager/songwriter Dave Seville, played by Jason Lee, background, in a scene from "Alvin and the Chipmunks." (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox, Rhythm & Hues)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) National Treasure: Book of Secrets shone in the top spot again this weekend as filmgoers kept flocking to the movies, Variety reports. Alvin and the Chipmunks crooned its way into second, humbling I Am Legend, as Mike Nichols-directed Charlie Wilson's War claimed fourth over Juno, an offbeat dramedy that nabbed fifth by soaring 201% over last weekend.

As Hollywood beat last year's numbers for the third back-to-back week, specialty flicks also banked big. Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood did best per screen, ahead of a limited release of The Bucket List and Sony Pictures Classics' Persepolis. Atonement kept running strong as No Country for Old Men topped $40 million, the highest Coen brothers' score ever. (Read more Paul Thomas Anderson stories.)

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