Muppets Advance On Twilight’s Box Office Receipts

Muppets Advance On Twilight’s Box Office Receipts The extended holiday weekend didn’t offer up a lot of surprises when it comes to box office revenue as the king of the heap remains as Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 held onto the spot, though it had a massive drop as is to be expected of such a front loaded film. The film nabbed the top spot with $42 million added to its run domestically and that kept it ahead of The Muppets, which brought in a hair under $30 million, but also did $45 million total worldwide, getting it to the break even point. This weekend saw the introduction of a lot of holiday/kids fare, which makes sense, since parents want to get out a bit and away from all the shopping and they had a few choices. Sony’s fun looking Arthur Christmas didn’t hold up well though, getting only the #4 spot, behind Happy Feet 2. The chart beyond that is pretty much as expected with the more adult oriented material and the positively received Hugo. But there are a few limited run features on just a couple hundred screens that raked in big, big bucks per showing that film fans will want to keep an eye on.

Domestic Film Box Office (Estimates) Weekend of Nov 25-27
Rank Film Name Distributor Name Weekend Revenue Cume Revenue Locs Loc Avg
1 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, The Summit Entertainment 42,000,000 221,303,162 4,066 10,329
2 Muppets, The Disney 29,500,000 42,000,000 3,440 8,575
3 Happy Feet 2 Warner Bros. 13,400,000 43,773,387 3,611 3,710
4 Arthur Christmas Sony 12,700,000 16,950,000 3,376 3,761
5 Hugo Paramount 11,350,000 15,380,000 1,277 8,888
6 Jack And Jill Sony 10,300,000 57,417,000 3,029 3,400
7 Immortals Relativity Media 8,800,000 68,632,100 2,677 3,287
8 Puss In Boots Paramount 7,450,000 135,361,000 3,005 2,479
9 Tower Heist Universal 7,323,040 65,384,540 2,474 2,960
10 Descendants, The Fox Searchlight 7,200,000 10,740,894 433 16,628
11 J. Edgar Warner Bros. 4,950,000 28,822,227 1,910 2,591
12 My Week With Marilyn The Weinstein Company 1,773,000 2,085,000 244 7,266

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