And in third place with $28 million was the sweeping, all-singing Les Misérables, based on the international musical sensation and the Victor Hugo novel of strife and uprising in 19th-century France. The Universal Pictures musical starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway has made $67.5 million since its debut on Christmas.
Additionally, the smash-hit James Bond adventure Skyfall has now made $1 billion internationally, becoming the most successful film yet in the 50-year franchise. The film stars Daniel Craig for the third time as the iconic British superspy.
Calling Beyonce fans
All the single ladies - and fellas - will have a chance to join Beyonce on the field at the Super Bowl. Pepsi announced that fans will introduce the Grammy-winning diva when she takes the stage Feb. 3 at New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome. A contest that kicked off Saturday will allow fans to submit photos of themselves in various poses, including head bopping, feet tapping, and hip shaking. Those pictures will be used in a TV ad to air ahead of Beyonce's halftime performance, and 50 of those who submit photos - along with a friend - will be selected to introduce the singer.
Photo contest details are at www.pepsi.com/halftime. The contest ends Jan. 19, but Jan. 11 is the cutoff date for those interested in introducing Beyonce.
Katt Williams arrested
Katt Williams, the comedian who has repeatedly found himself on the wrong side of the law, is out on bail after being arrested in Los Angeles, charged with suspicion of child endangerment and possession of a stolen gun. Police say Williams was arrested Friday after a welfare check at his home. Authorities said they found more than one firearm, one of which had been reported stolen.