It seems that there is simply no stopping Twilight, as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 retained its top spot at the box office for the Thanksgiving weekend. Twilight managed to gross $42 million at the weekend, taking its box office total to $221.3 million in the US alone and a massive $489.3 million worldwide. However, the rest of the top 10 is dominated by family movies.
At number two is the latest offering from The Muppets (and we don’t mean The X Factor contestants) which managed to gross $29.5 million. In third place we have the loveable penguins making their return for Happy Feet Two, which grossed a reasonable $13.4 million. Down in fourth place on the box office weekend chart is the James McAvoy voiced Arthur Christmas, which brought in $12.7 million.
At number five we have the Martin Scorsese movie Hugo, which stars Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz and made $11.4 million this weekend. Number six sees Adam Sandler as both Jack and Jill in the movie of the same name, Jack and Jill, which grossed $10.3 million. Next up, at number seven, we have Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke in the Tarsem Singh movie Immortals, grossing $8.8 million.
Number eight of this weekend’s US box office chart, is the Shrek spin off Puss In Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas and grossing $7.4 million. At number nine we have the Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy movie Tower Heist, which made $7.3 million this weekend. And finally, rounding off the top ten, is the Alexander Payne Comedy Drama The Descendants, which stars George Clooney and grossed $7.2 million.
Next week should finally see Twilight
removed from top spot, although stranger things have happened. We tip the Steve McQueen
, which stars Michael Fassbender
and Carey Mulligan
, to fair well at the box office this coming weekend. We will be back on Monday to bring you the updated top US movies.