Box Office Results: It’s Christmas Time!

Studio Estimates for Dec. 5-7:

1.  Four Christmases – $18.2 million
2.  Twilight – $13.2 million
3.  Bolt – $9.7 million
4.  Australia – $7 million
5.  Quantum of Solace – $6.6 million

The holiday season is upon us and Four Christmases is capturing everyone’s attention.  The Christmas comedy has now topped the box office two weeks in a row despite negative reviews and mediocre word of mouth.  Twilight is continuing to impress with a $13 million weekend and a total gross of $138.5 million in three weeks.  Disney’s Bolt placed third, with Baz Luhrmann’s epic Australia and Quantum of Solace finishing off the Top 5.  The only new wide release film, Punisher: War Zone, barely made a dent in the box office, placing eighth with a pitiful $4 million.  The three Oscar contenders had the three best per theater average with Frost/Nixon ($60,000) on top followed by Slumdog Millionaire ($18,026) and Milk ($17,071).

Check back Friday for our new predictions.  How big of an impact will The Day the Earth Stood Still have?  Will it trample its competition like it is predicted?

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One Response to Box Office Results: It’s Christmas Time!

  1. sahar009 says:

    Twilight didn’t beat Four Christmases? Insane! But kind of cool. I wonder if anyone could have predicted this :)

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