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The Grinch‘ is unstoppable.

Jim Carrey‘s “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” edged out Chris O’Donnell‘s mountain-climbing “Vertical Limit” and held on to the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office, taking in an estimated $18.46 million, according to estimates obtained by Hollywood.com’s box office analyst Martin Grove.

The Grinch,” directed by Ron Howard and also starring Christine Baranski, Molly Shannon and Jeffery Tambor, reached a four-week total gross of $195.5 million.

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Bowed Friday, outdoor thriller “Vertical Limit” was only good enough for the No. 2 spot with a $16 million take.

The week’s other new releases: Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe‘s “Proof of Life” and the game adaptation “Dungeons and Dragons” opened this weekend at No. 3 ($10.41 million) and No. 5 ($7 million), respectively.

And M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable” took the No. 4 spot with $7.5 million. The Bruce Willis-Samuel L Jackson starrer has thus far grossed $77.4 million.

Here are the weekend’s Top 10 films (final figures will be released Monday):

1. “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” $18.47 million ($195.5 million total)

2. “Vertical Limit,” $16 million (new)

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3. “Proof of Life,” $10.41 million (new)

4. “Unbreakable,” $7.54 million ($77.4 million total)

5. “Dungeons and Dragons,” $7 million (new)

6. “102 Dalmatians,” $6.3 million ($44.3 million total)

7. “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie,” $4 million ($60.5 million total)

8. “Meet the Parents,” $2.97 million ($157.1 million total)

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9. “Charlie’s Angels,” $2.7 million ($119.3 million total)

10. “Bounce,” $2.6 million ($34.1 million total)

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