1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – $16,535,465
2. The Muppets – $11,082,755
3. Hugo – $7,557,709
4. Arthur Christmas – $7,401,736
5. Happy Feet Two – $5,919,390
6. Jack and Jill – $5,356,973
7. The Descendants – $4,789,741
8. Immortals – $4,464,889
9. Tower Heist – $3,953,925
10. Puss in Boots – $3,042,241
For the third straight weekend in a row Twilight has claimed the top spot at the box office. I’m sure it was due to the lack of any new wide releases, but still the movie is making an impressive stand at the box office. It brought in another $16.5 million this past weekend, bringing its domestic haul up to $246 million dollars and some change.
The Muppets remained in the number two spot bringing in $11 million dollars. I’m glad to see The Muppets hanging in there. I was worried that it wouldn’t appeal to the younger crowd, but that obviously isn’t the case.
Making an impressive jump from number 5 to number 3 this past weekend was Hugo, which brought in $7.5 million dollars. It added 563 screens, which helped it ease its way to $25 million bucks domestically.
Remaining in number 4 for the weekend was Arthur Christmas, that Christmas movie that no one really cares about.
Skipping over Happy Feet Two and Jack and Jill brings us to The Descendants at number 7. It brought in $4.7 million bucks, which isn’t a massive amount, but it’s very impressive because the film has been climbing up the charts. It was previously at number 9.
In limited release was Shame, which opened at number 17 with $349,519 dollars at only 10 locations. I’m sure Shame will have no problems making some decent money this Oscar season despite its NC-17 rating.
Side note: This was the lowest grossing weekend of 2011.