It may be only the first week of November, but Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” got the holiday season started by spiriting $31 million at the box office, according to early estimates by Box Office.

The $175 million animated movie, which utilized performance-capture technology to allow Jim Carrey to play multiple roles from Charles Dickens’ beloved story, represented the best opening in director Robert Zemeckis’ career.

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