Last weekend Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 destroyed it’s box office competitors with a $139.5 million haul and now for a second week in a row the movie has once again taken the top movie spot with $62.3 million.
Unlike last week when Breaking Dawn had zero competition (Happy Feet Two took in just $22 million) they actually saw a decent second place competitor in The Muppets which pulled in $42 million over the holiday weekend. The Muppets also managed to score the most critical success over the weekend with an average “A” rating according to research firm CinemaScore. The Muppets also cost a paltry $45 million to produce, just $5 million more than Twilight paid in combined salary to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
Rounding out the top four spots was Arthur Christmas which added $17 million to the weekend box office while Hugo offered up another $15.4 million.
Hugo, based off the best-selling children’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret was the biggest loser of the weekend, the film cost a reported $150 million to produce with some estimates placing that total even higher at $170 million.
Did you head out to the theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to see a movie? Which film did you see and why?