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[$$] ‘Grinch’ Gets Jump on Holiday Box Office

LOS ANGELES—“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” stole all the box-office cheer this weekend, collecting a robust $66 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to preliminary estimates, while other new releases landed like lumps of coal. Along with the performances of “Venom,” “A Star Is Born” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Grinch” is contributing to what is expected to be a record year in receipts for Hollywood. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the latest installment in Stieg Larsson’s crime-thriller franchise, collected a dismal $8 million.