FROM MTV.COM: This past weekend, moviegoers across the nation had their choice of over 3,600 theaters at which they could catch "A Christmas Carol," the 3-D motion-capture odyssey starring Jim Carrey. At the same time, the indie drama "Precious" screened in just 18 places during its opening weekend. "Christmas Carol" raked in the big bucks — $31 million in total — but "Precious" was arguably the bigger box-office story.
The film raked in $1.8 million dollars, for a per-screen-average of $100,000 — the highest in three years and the 11th best of all time — greatly increasing the chances that it will become the darling of the upcoming awards season.
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