"2012," the world disaster flick starring John Cusack, left, Amanda Peet and Chiwetel Ejiofor, opened at No. 1 at the box office raking in $65 million knocking Jim Carrey's "A Christmas Carol" from the top slot.

1. 2012, $65 million

2. Disney's A Christmas Carol, $22.3 million

3. The Men Who Stare at Goats, $6.2 million

4. Precious, $6.1 million

5. Michael Jackson's This Is It, $5.1 million

6. The Fourth Kind, $4.7 million

7. Couples Retreat, $4.3 million

8. Paranormal Activity, $4.2 million

9. Law Abiding Citizen, $3.9 million

10. The Box, $3.2 million

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