Weekend Box Office: Vampires Wolf Down Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Scott Gwin 2011-11-27 18:25:48discussion comments
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There was a lot for audiences to be thankful for this weekend, but there were only two movies that had anything to celebrate.

Breaking Dawn kept its sparkly fangs sunk into the number one spot for a seond weekend, pulling down an additional $42 million for a grand total of $221 million in US sales to date. That's about $10 million less than second entry New Moon and $15 million third in the series, Eclipse.

Newcomer The Muppets enjoyed a decent Thanksgiving debut, taking in $42 million since Wednesday and $29 million over the weekend for a solid second place. Great news for Kermit and company who made their on-screen revival to the reasonable tune of a $45 million budget.

Seasonal flick Arthur Christmas and Scorsese's venture into 3D Hugo settled for much smaller opening totals. At $12 million and $11 million respectively they took distance fourth and fifth places. But there is some holiday hope for both. Arthur Christmas' seasonal charm and good word of mouth should keep it afloat until the end of the year while Hugo is expected to get a wider release in early December.

The Weinstein brothers rolled out My Week With Marilyn and while it performed well in small release (over $7,000 per screen in just 244 locations) it wasn't enough to break into the top ten. With $1.7 million it bowed in at twelfth place.

For the full holiday weekend update, check out the chart below:

1.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 $42,000,000 Total: $221,300,000 LW: 1     WR: 2    
THTRS: 4,066
2.
The Muppets * $29,500,000 Total: $42,000,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 3,440
3.
Happy Feet Two $13,400,000 Total: $43,773,000 LW: 2     WR: 2    
THTRS: 3,606
4.
Arthur Christmas * $12,700,000 Total: $17,000,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 3,376
5.
Hugo * $11,350,000 Total: $15,380,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 1,277
6.
Jack and Jill $10,300,000 Total: $57,417,000 LW: 4     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,029
7.
Immortals $8,800,000 Total: $68,632,000 LW: 3     WR: 3    
THTRS: 2,677
8.
Puss in Boots $7,450,000 Total: $135,361,000 LW: 5     WR: 5    
THTRS: 3,005
9.
Tower Heist $7,323,000 Total: $65,380,000 LW: 6     WR: 4    
THTRS: 2,474
10.
The Descendants $7,200,000 Total: $10,741,000 LW: 10     WR: 2    
THTRS: 433

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