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Box office revenues tumble to 2011 low

Hollywood's holidays are off to a dreadful start: Fewer people went to the movies the past two weekends than during the box-office hush that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The Associated Press reports that domestic revenues tumbled to a 2011 low of $77 million this weekend, when the star-filled, holiday-themed romance "New Year's Eve" debuted at No. 1 with a weak $13.7 million, according to studio estimates yesterday.

It's the worst weekend in more than three years, since the weekend after the Labor Day holiday in 2008, when revenues amounted to $67.6 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

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