|Los Angeles: Crime caper 'Ocean's 12' took the top ticket haul at the North American box office, grossing $40.8 million to claim the weekend's top movie title, according to prelimary figures on Sunday. Also Read: High stakes for crime caper Ocean's Twelve
The sequel to the 2001 'Ocean's 11', the star vehicle reunites a cast of A-list celebrities, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia and Julia Roberts, and adding Catherine Zeta-Jones to the mix.
The results ended the three-week-long domination by 'National Treasure', which slipped to third place with $9.9 million, Exhibitor Relations Co. said.
'Blade: Trinity' claimed the number two spot, grossing about $16.1 million. Coming in fourth was kid fantasy flick 'The Polar Express' grossing $9.7 million followed in fifth place by 'Christmas With the Kranks', with $7.6 million in ticket sales.
Rounding out the top ten at the US box office, was 'The Incredibles' in sixth spot, which took five million dollars in ticket sales tracked by 'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie', which gained $4.3 million in sales. 'Closer', a study of adult relationships staring Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman and Jude Law ranked eighth with 3.7 million while 'Finding Neverland' grossed 1.6 million and 'Alexander' took 1.4 million taking the ninth and tenth spots repsectively.