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?