It may not be Christmas yet, but "New Year's Eve" was the most popular movie this weekend at the continent's box offices.
Among the cast of Oscar winners like Hilary Swank, Robert De Niro and Halle Berry are Studio City locals such as, , , and . Many of the actors never got to meet each other, and Vergara (the Modern Family star) at the premiere at the Chinese Theatre said, "I really want to meet Michelle Pfeiffer."
The romantic comedy, from director Garry Marshall and featuring a star- power ensemble cast, was projected to sell $13.7 million worth of tickets in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates gathered by Hollywood.com.
Another premiere, "The Sitter," was in second place, with an estimated $10 million take.
Those were enough to knock " from its three-week run as the number one movie. It was in third place this weekend with an estimated $7.9 million weekend gate, and a three-week kitty of $259.5 million domestically.
Making up the remaining 10 most-popular movies in the United States and Canada, as estimated by the studios and collated by , were "Arthur Christmas" ($6.6 million), "Hugo" ($6.1 million), (starring Studio City resident ) ($4.4 million), "Happy Feet Two" ($3.8 million), "Jack And Jill" ($3.2 million), " million), and ($2.4 million).