The Bucket List, a film about two cancer patients who decide to travel the world before they die, has topped the North American box office chart.
The Bucket List has had success targeting an older audience
The comedy, which stars 70-year-old actors Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, took $19.5m (£13m).
Smash hit Disney movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets slipped from the top spot to number four.
The second most popular film was comedy First Sunday, about two bank robbers. It took $19m (£13m).
Off-beat comedy Juno - which was nominated for three Golden Globes - was in third place with $14m (£9.46m).
US AND CANADA BOX OFFICE
1. The Bucket List - $19.5m (£13.18m)
2. First Sunday - $19m (£12.84m)
3. Juno - $14m (£9.46m)
4. National Treasure: Book of Secrets - $11.5m (£7.77m)
5. Alvin and the Chipmunks - $9.1m (£6.15m)
Source: Media By Numbers
In fourth place, Alvin and the Chipmunks took $9.1m (£6.15m).
British romantic drama Atonement, which won best film at the Globes, made number 10 after taking $4.3m (£2.91m).
There was also success for Daniel Day-Lewis's There Will Be Blood.
The story of greed and violence during California's oil boom took $2m (£1.35m), or $15,000 (£7,640) at each of the 129 cinemas showing the film - the highest of any movie on release.