Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: December 4th, 2011

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Muppets hold on to number 2 at the box office Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: December 4th, 2011

This week:

Twilight‘s Breaking Dawn tops the box office-again; The Muppets score the runner-up spot and Hugo fails to light up the chart on its second week of release.

No major releases were unleashed by studios over the weekend, meaning that movie-goers had to make do with Thanksgiving leftovers. This meant that Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1 ruled the roost for the third week in a row. The vampire romance banked $16.9 million over the weekend and upped its cume to a powerful $247.3 million. The Bill Condon directed film has now brought in over $500 globally – a great number, especially after only three weeks on release, and one that will continue to climb.

The Muppets held onto the number two spot, bringing in $11.2 million worth of green. The much loved characters dipped around 62% from last weekend giving them a total of $56.1 million – about $10 million more than the film’s production cost.

Hugo was third, after scoring another $7.6 million. The Martin Scorsese picture has now grossed $25.2 million, a far cry from its reported $150 million budget. Time will tell if it was a solid bet by Paramount.

Arthur Christmas grabbed fourth place, grossing $7.3 million over the weekend, for a $25 million total cume. It has about three more weeks to make money and then this Christmas themed ‘toon will melt like the winter snow.

Happy Feet 2 continues to underperform. The animated sequel brought in $6 million for $51.7 million total. Maybe they should re-title it Unhappy Feet for the DVD release.

Adam Sandler’s Jack & Jill laughed up another $5.5 million, upping its cume to $64.3 million. A so-so number for Sandler, whose movies routinely gross $100 million.

The Descendants reaches seven on the box office chart Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: December 4th, 2011

George Clooney starrer The Descendants was in seventh place after grossing an additional $5.2 million. The Alexander Payne directed film has a total gross currently standing at a smidgen over $18 million. These are good numbers when you consider that the film is playing in less than 600 theaters.

Sword and sandal pic Immortals sliced up another $4.3 million, bringing its total to $75.5 million – the same number as its production budget. The Henry Cavill film has now banked over $170 million worldwide.

Tower Heist swiped another $4.1 million over the last three days upping its cumulative gross to $70 million. This is a solid number, but one that should have been much, much higher.

Puss in Boots rounded out the top ten. The Antonio Banderas voiced animated film grossed an additional $3 million, giving it a total of $139.5 million, a great number considering that it had a lacklustre debut. The ‘toon had a production budget of $130 million, but it has now grossed over $200 million worldwide.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. The Descendants worth watching? That’s the only film I haven’t seen out of the top 10.

  2. It’s a shame Hugo isn’t getting the recognition it deserves. Saw it last Monday, wonderful movie!

    • It is a good movie, but I can see why people think it is so-so. It’s not heavy on action, romance or comedy (although there were comedic moments which I felt were very good) but it is a good family film with some history thrown in.

  3. It’s a shame that Twilight stole all the attention from the films that deserve all that dough…

    • Word.

      In particular, Arthur Christmas is a wonderful film to take the kids to. Like you said, it’s a shame people have been blinded.

  4. The worst is yet to come for us fans. Not only will twilight be around, but we have to put up with Alvin and The Chipmunks 3 and New Year’s Eve.

    Me? I’ll be watching Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and The Adventures of TinTin.

    • Don’t forget Sherlock Holmes. And Tin Tin really hasn’t peaked my interest. I don’t know what it is but the previews have not really done anything for me.

  5. Give Stephenie Meyer the Razzie now!

    • Do writers get Razzie Awards? I always thought that honor went to either the movies or actors.

  6. Hallejuah, The Muppets are being spotlighted