Breaking Dawn took the box office title for the second week in a row, beating back stiff competition from a slew of new movies including The Muppets.
The first part of the final chapter in the Stephenie Meyer Twilight series earned another $42 million. Specifically, for the entire Thanksgiving weekend, Breaking Dawn sold $62.3 million in tickets from Wednesday to Sunday.
In second place arrived the Jason Segel and Nick Stoller-written return of The Muppets. Opening with $29.5 million at the box office is not a bad take, considering the juggernaut they were fighting in Breaking Dawn.
The box office second place finisher from last week, Happy Feet 2, dropped to third place with $13.4 million with this week’s new animated flick, Arthur Christmas, close behind in fourth with $12.7 million.
Landing in fifth place is the Martin Scorsese-directed marvel that is Hugo. The film opened on over 2,000 screens, and only made $12.7 million. In the coming weeks as the holidays arrive, look for the numbers to increase for Hugo. The movie is an incredible piece of work (check out our Hugo review) and as word of mouth spreads for the film and families head into the movie house, Hugo should inch its way closer to be a blockbuster.
1. Breaking Dawn, $42 million
2. The Muppets, $29.5 million
3. Happy Feet Two, $13.4 million
4. Arthur Christmas, $12.7 million
5. Hugo, $11.4 million
6. Jack and Jill, $10.3 million
7. Immortals, $8.8 million
8. Puss in Boots, $7.5 million
9. Tower Heist, $7.3 million
10. The Descendants, $7.2 million