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Box Office: Slump hits 2011 low as new films disappoint [Video]

December 12, 2011 | 12:50 pm

New Year's Eve was the No 1 film at the box office this weekend
"New Year's Eve" dropped the ball at the box office this weekend, as the star-studded romantic comedy sold a disappointing number of tickets upon its debut.

The Garry Marshall-directed flick, which features nearly two-dozen big-name celebrities including Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi and Katherine Heigl, only raked in a studio-estimated $13.7 million over the weekend. The film follows in the vein of the 2010 hit "Valentine's Day" but may not reach the $110-million sum that movie brought in last year.

Jonah Hill's raunchy R-rated comedy "The Sitter" also hit theaters this weekend, bringing in a weak $10 million. Because neither new film could generate major ticket sales, overall weekend receipts were the lowest they've been not only in 2011, but since September 2008. Yikes.

For more on the weekend's dismal sales, check out the latest box-office video report.


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Photo: Zac Efron and Michelle Pfeiffer star in "New Year's Eve." Credit: Warner Bros.