An early New Year's Eve led the weekend box office charts as movie audiences turned to the holiday romance over new comedy The Sitter.

New Year's Eve, a romantic comedy with a star-packed ensemble cast, rung up $13.7 million in ticket sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters during the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters on Sunday.

Adult comedy The Sitter, starring Jonah Hill as a reluctant babysitter, brought in $10 million and landed in second place. Third place belonged to vampire romance movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 with $7.9 million.

New Year's Eve was produced by New Line Cinema, a unit of Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros., the studio that distributed the film. News Corp's 20th Century Fox studio released The Sitter. Privately held Summit Entertainment released Breaking Dawn.