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Universal's Les Miserables stayed at No. 1 on Wednesday, grossing $12.2 million for a two-day North American cume of $30.3 million. From director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried. Les Mis -- receiving an A CinemaScore -- broke several records in its debut, scoring the second-best Christmas Day opening of all time, and the best opening day for a musical. Overseas, the movie debuted to $18.2 million over the weekend from seven markets, including in Japan, where it came in

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