27 December 2009 by: Michelle | 1 Comment | Sherlock Holmes

“Sherlock Holmes,” director Guy Ritchie’s big-screen adaptation of the adventures of the detective hero, set a new record for a Christmas Day opening. The Warner Bros. film, which stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as his sidekick Watson, took in $24.9 million on its opening day, according to early estimates from Hollywood.com.

In second place on Christmas Day was “Avatar” (Fox) which brought in $23.5 million, followed by “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” (Fox) in third place with $14.5 million. “It’s Complicated,” with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin, came in fourth.

The Friday totals set a new record for the biggest Christmas box office ever, with $91 million, topping last year’s $75 million Christmas, when the holiday fell on a Thursday.

The box office estimates for the full weekend will be released on Sunday.

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1 Response to ““Sherlock Holmes” Leads Record-Setting Christmas at the Movies”

Anne Marie said on December 28th, 2009

Hi law-less.org,

We just featured an interview with Jude Law on Parade.com that we thought could be of interest to your users at law-less.org. It would be great if you could link to this article in one of your posts.
Thanks for the consideration!



Anne Marie Hradecky

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