`Christmas Carol` beats the dickens out of box office rivals

By November 9, 2009Newswires

`Christmas Carol` beats the dickens out of box office rivals

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – With more than 40 shopping days left until Christmas, North American theater audiences already had enough holiday cheer to put "Disney`s A Christmas Carol" at the top of the box office this week.

Early estimates on Sunday by box office tracker Exhibitor Relations showed the adaptation of Charles Dickens` classic tale, featuring Jim Carey as Ebenezer Scrooge, earned 31 million dollars in first week in theaters.

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