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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, in particular at the movies. Even though this weekend was Thanksgiving, it was a Christmas holiday movie that shone. Due to the weekend's heavy competition and the movie's slim marketing, This Christmas wasn't expected to be much more than a blip on the radar. Instead it was the second highest grossing film, bringing in $18 million from Friday to Sunday and $27 million over the five day Thanksgiving weekend.
The number one movie was Disney's Enchanted which brought in $35 million for the weekend and $50 million over Thanksgiving. The other three new releases, Hitman, August Rush and The Mist were scattered through the rest of the top ten with varying degrees of disappointment.
Hitman, easily the worst new movie released, came in at number four, just beating out Bee Movie which continues to hold on very well with $112 million earned to date. August Rush and The Mist fell in at numbers seven and nine respectively with less than $10 million each over the three day weekend.
No Country for Old Men expanded from around 100 screens to over 850 and more than doubled what it made last weekend. However, thanks to the influx of new films it still dropped to tenth place, just barely beating Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium which slipped out of the top ten after only one week in release.
For the full three and five day weekend totals, check out the charts below.