|Posted by Matthew Liedke on December 4, 2011 at 8:25 AM|
1. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - $17,000,000
I was right, no movie this weekend broke $30 mil, what's even more wild is that they couldn't even reach $20 mil. The highest at number one is, once again, Breaking Dawn which seems to have gotten very comfortable at the number one spot. It's actually quite surprising that this movie has this much power to keep going even into December, look for this to change next weekend though.
2. The Muppets - $11,000,000
The latest Muppet film continues to fall far short of Breaking Dawn and stays at the number two spot again. However, the execs who made this movie happen can't complain as the movie has already made back it's total budget cost and continues to please audiences.
3. Hugo - $7,500,000
After a week opening, Hugo looks to start a surge of it's own in the next week before more big releases come in. The film was recently released to more theaters giving more people the oppurtunity to see it. It probably won't make it to the top spot, yet it can still make a good chunk of change.
4. Arthur Christmas - 7,300,000
The numbers for Arthur Christmas do make this week a little bit more interesting since it is so close with Hugo. Depending on how the studio is projecting these numbers, we could see a flip tomorrow, although it wouldn't make much of a difference. Arthur Christmas is still well behind, however look for this one to keep making money through December, having Christmas in your name gives you a boost this time of year.
5. Happy Feet 2 - $5,800,000
Happy Feet 2 continues to survive for probably only one more week in the top five. The film has made a fairly large sum of cash over it's run in theaters so far, however the production budget hasn't been released yet so we can't say for sure if it is a complete success or not.
It's grown-up movies vs. family movies when films like the spy thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," the raunchy comedy "The Sitter," and the multi-storied "New Years Eve" come out to try and take the box office away from the family movies that are here now. I can guarantee that the box office will see a lot more money next weekend. I'm also pretty positive that Breaking Dawn will lose it's seat at number one. I'm not sure if "The Sitter" will be able to compete well, this isn't the best time of year for these kinds of comedies. "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "New Years Eve" should do well though.
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